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balls (2)

Meaning: courage, fortitude

For example:

  • It took a lot of balls for Hank to come out and tell his family and friends that he was gay.

  • No-one had the balls to stand up to the president and tell him he was doing the wrong thing.

Quick Quiz:

The protesters sure had balls. They refused to stop marching even when
  1. it started to rain
  2. they were told to go home
  3. the soldiers started firing their weapons

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