What is the meaning associated with the phrase 'are you a man or a mouse'? Where did the phrase originate?
5 months ago
A man or a mouse is a proverbial expression to express risk or encourage a person to be daring. The idea is 'Be a man, or else don't pretend to be one but admit that you have what Chaucer's Pandarus calls ''a mouse's hear.''
4 months ago