Idioms and Phrases with brave face, put on a
brave face, put on a
Also, put up a brave front.
Face adversity cheerfully. For example, Even though she had been passed over for promotion, she put on a brave face.
Try to appear brave even though very frightened. For example, Harry was terrified of animals, but his boss was a dog lover, so he put up a brave front. [Second half of 1800s]