Cliche-o-matic: “Man up!”

Levant should “man up” and address the matter.
“Ezra Levant has not taken any responsibility for his words and actions.”
–Scott Reid, Toronto Star, Oct. 1, 2014.

But if not, the Speaker should man up, intervene and dare the government to show him where in the rule book it says he lacks the power to do so.
–John Ivison, National Post, Sept. 30.

The overriding theme of violence against women continues to be a plague. Shameful behaviour and acts of cowardice committed far too often in every corner of our communities. Men, man up and stop it now.
–Edmonton Sun editorial, Sept. 19. 

“Even your leadership would be canvassed by whoever would be in charge at that moment. Being good leaders, people like those two, would have to man up and suggest what they thought was required.
–Tom Renney, CEO Hockey Canada, The Province, Sept. 14.

Long considered a pillar of legal righteousness in his community, Judge Palmer now must decide whether to use his son’s courtroom acumen to try to dodge jail, or man up and explain the details of what seems to the local cops an open-and-shut case of murder.
–Peter Howell, Toronto Star, Sept. 5.

For instance, he could have manned-up when Auditor General Merwan Saher revealed that Redford took her daughter on 50 government flights.
–Lorne Gunter, Edmonton Sun, Aug. 28.

To tell the truth, ever since Belinda Stronach crossed the floor and stomped all over his broken heart with her four-inch heels, I’ve kind of doubted Mr. MacKay’s judgment. Back then, I thought he should man up. Now, I think he should shut up.
–Peggy Wente, Globe and Mail, June 26.

Chaitanya sees something in Trilby that few others can fathom. He’s a sweet kid, if impossible to believe, especially during a queasy middle section where Trilby sets out to “man up” the child who won’t leave him alone.
–Peter Howell, Toronto Star, Mar. 28.

Basically, I think your husband needs to man up, grab a broom, and join the 21st century. Yes, I said man up.
–David Eddie, Globe and Mail, Mar. 7.

Winner: Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2

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2 comments on “Cliche-o-matic: “Man up!”
  1. gormab says:

    These guys need to grow a pair

  2. OJM says:

    And put on their big boy pants.

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