Thursday, July 13, 2006

Suitcase of Courage

Here's a phrase that I stole it from cycling commentator Paul Sherwen and have been using for a few years. I really enjoy the unusual imagery.
suitcase of courage, noun phrase. A reserve of strength, determination, or bravery that must be called upon, usually by reaching or digging into it, in order to overcome a seemingly insurmountable disadvantage.
Example: Thomas Voeckler is reaching deep into his suitcase of courage as he climbs l'Alpe d'Huez; he wants to stay in the maillot jaune just one day longer.

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