can't stand the pace

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can't stand the pace

Cannot do something well or at all when under stress or pressure. Don't ask Robert to do that urgent report—he can't stand the pace.
See also: pace, stand

can't stand/take the pace

to be unable to do things well when you are under a lot of pressure If he can't stand the pace he shouldn't be doing the job - it's as simple as that.
See set the pace
See also: pace, stand
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