We’ve another slang entry for today’s word, and I am sure you will agree it’s a word of which dear RA is so deserving.
props: (noun) due respect; an expression of approval or regard. The expression dates back to the 1980s, and it is derived from the shortening and pluralization of the word “proper,” as in “proper respect.”
Richard does not let his fears stand in the way of the roles he will take. A little nervous on horseback? He just keeps practicing until it looks like he was born in the saddle. Phobia about water that stems from a childhood accident? Not a keen swimmer? Auditions for and gets role as lifeguard, voluntarily undergoes waterboarding not once, but twice and ends up underwater in a mini-sub being punched-up by Captain America. I have to give Richard props for his tenacity and determination to be authentic and get the role right, even when it scares him.