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whistle past the graveyard

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whistle past the graveyard

  1. (idiomatic, US) To attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation; to proceed with a task, ignoring an upcoming hazard, hoping for a good outcome.
  2. (idiomatic, US) To enter a situation with little or no understanding of the possible consequences.

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