noun Sometimes Offensive.
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Example sentences from the Web for Dutch courage
My wife was talking to her on the phone, and I just kinda found the courage to ask her.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The courage of this husband and father is a constant reminder of how much some sacrifice for exercising universal rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Between June and October 1943, 4,283 British, 1,303 Dutch, 1,630 Australian, and 88 American soldiers died.
The highest form of political courage is doing the right thing when the mob is against it.
Absolutely: “Courage I would rank now in the hierarchy of art and love.”Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.
It is only just to say, that the officers exhibited a degree of courage far beyond any thing we had expected from them.
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
She did her work at a most interesting period in Dutch painting.
The look of distress had vanished, and his sincere eyes seemed to shine again with courage and with strength.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
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Idioms and Phrases with Dutch courage
False courage acquired by drinking liquor, as in He had a quick drink to give him Dutch courage. This idiom alludes to the reputed heavy drinking of the Dutch, and was first referred to in Edmund Waller's Instructions to a Painter (1665): “The Dutch their wine, and all their brandy lose, Disarm'd of that from which their courage grows.”