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Ways of encouraging or telling someone to do something

grow a pair

used for saying that someone should become brave and deal with a difficult situation

I wish

used when telling someone what you want them to do

go for it

used for encouraging someone to do something or to try very hard

don’t hesitate to do something

used for encouraging someone to do something

come on

used for encouraging someone to do something such as make a greater effort or stop being sad

(do you) understand?

used for emphasizing that someone should do what you are telling them

want

verb

used for telling someone what they should do

go on

used for encouraging someone to do something

be to do something

used for telling someone what to do

someone would be well advised to do something

used for saying what someone should definitely do

conscious uncoupling

the act of ending a marriage or romantic relationship in a way which shows that the two people will remain friends …

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