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'He found the courage to ask if he could borrow some money from his friend.'

Does 'find the courage' mean 'take heart'?

Thank you for your help and Merry Christmas!
  • MissFit

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    Not exactly. "Take heart" is what you tell someone when you want them to not be discouraged. He found (within himself) enough courage to ask. He was probably struggling with his fears for a while, but eventually he discovered sufficient courage to ask.

    Merry Christmas to you too.
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