man up

John Dickerson’s objection to the phrase “man up” does not go far enough. In his article on, Dickerson complains that “man up” has become a cliche’, that it has lost its orginial meaning. However, it is *precisely* that original meaning with which I disagree.

Dickerson appreciated the phrase when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (then running for that office), said his opponent should stop hinting about Christie’s weight, and just “man up and say I’m fat.” ~read more~

so may we categorize: