cheer up

Meaning: to feel happier after being sad

Synonym: buck up (informal), perk up

For example:

  • cheer up Come on, Pat. Cheer up. You'll get your promotion next time for sure.

  • cheer sb up Do you think that going to a concert would cheer her up?

Quick Quiz:

If you want to cheer someone up, you should take them to

a. a hospital

b. a funeral

c. a funny movie

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