Keep one's pecker up


Keep one's pecker up
remain cheerful; maintain good spirits, courage, or resolution

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • keep one's pecker up — verb remain cheerful; keep smiling “Of course you will,” said Wraysford, cheerily; “it’s hard lines at first. Keep your pecker up, young ’un.” The young ’un, despite this friendly advice, felt very far from keeping up his pecker. But he did his… …   Wiktionary

  • keep one's pecker up — Vrb phrs. To remain cheerful, to not let the situation get one down. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • keep one's pecker up — Australian Slang remain cheerful; maintain good spirits, courage, or resolution …   English dialects glossary

  • keep one's pecker up — hold fast, endure, not lose hope or spirit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keep one's pecker up —  Remain (or try to remain) cheerful in adversity …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • pecker up, keep one's —  Remain (or try to remain) cheerful or brave in adversity …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • pecker — [pek′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that pecks 2. [Brit. Informal] courage; spirits: chiefly in the phrase keep one s pecker up 3. [Vulgar Slang] the penis …   English World dictionary

  • pecker — n. (colloq.) (BE) spirits courage to keep one s pecker up * * * [ pekə] (colloq.) (BE) [ spirits ] [ courage ] to keep one s pecker up …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pecker — /ˈpɛkə/ (say pekuh) noun 1. someone or something that pecks. 2. → woodpecker. 3. British Colloquial a. the nose. b. courage; spirit. 4. Colloquial the penis. –phrase 5. keep one s pecker up …   Australian English dictionary

  • pecker — [[t]pe̱kə(r)[/t]] peckers 1) PHRASE If you tell someone to keep their pecker up, you are encouraging them to be cheerful in a difficult situation. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Syn: keep one s chin up 2) N COUNT A man s pecker is his penis. [AM, INFORMAL,… …   English dictionary


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