whistle past the graveyard Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
To attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation; To proceed with a task, ignoring an upcoming hazard, hoping for a good outcome.

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whistle past the graveyardTo enter a situation with little or no understanding of the possible consequences.
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