Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

cheer up

cheer up
Meaning(s)
1) cause to feel happier or more cheerful
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    • let's try and cheer them up
  • Analysis
     To be 'in good cheer' is a dated expression meaning to be happy and in good spirits. To 'cheer someone up' is the act of making them feel more cheerful or happy. This is used very often in social situations to encourage someone not to be sad about something "Cheer up, it's not as bad as it seems". Similar to the expression 'chin up'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. After his long operation, the boy's parents bought him a new iPhone to help cheer him up.
    2. The woman's husband put on a funny movie to cheer her up when she didn't get the job.
    3. Oh, cheer up! Things will get better.
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