present a bold front

present a bold front
(present (или show) a bold front (тж. put a bold front on или put on a bold front))
1) проявлять мужество, мужественно переносить (что-л.), не падать духом

...she was putting on a bold front to conceal her wounded feelings. (W. S. Maugham, ‘The Razor's Edge’, ch. II) — ...она держалась гордо, стараясь не показать, что оскорблена до глубины души.

2) держаться нагло, вызывающе

We hate his manner of presenting a bold front. — Нам противна его наглость.

Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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