Brace yourself

Do you know the English phrase “to brace oneself“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Fran: What did the manager say about our jobs in the meeting?

George: Brace yourself. It’s not good news. We are all being fired!

Does it mean:

a) get angry

b) prepare oneself for something bad

c) prepare oneself for something good

d) hurt oneself

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) prepare oneself for something bad