Definition of put a brave face on something in English:

put a brave face on something

(also put a good face on something, put a bold face on something)

phrase

  • Act as if something unpleasant or upsetting is not as bad as it really is.

    ‘he was putting a brave face on it but she knew he was shattered’
    ‘he tried to put a good face on the financial picture’
    front, show, display, act, appearance, false front, facade, exterior, guise, mask, masquerade, pretence, charade, pose, illusion, smokescreen, veneer, camouflage