hold (one's) nerve

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hold (one's) nerve

To remain calm, steady, and resolute, especially in the face of danger or adversity. I know learning to drive can be daunting, but if you can hold your nerve out on the road, you'll do just fine.
See also: hold, nerve
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MANCHESTER CITY want Alexis Sanchez to hold his nerve if Arsenal try to force the Chile winger to join a foreign club.
DIVING: Tom Daley produced a perfect dive and then looked on as Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham failed to hold his nerve - allowing the 16-year-old to add the Commonwealth 10metre platform title to his world crown in the final event at the Dr SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex in Delhi.
TOM Daley produced a perfect dive and then looked on as Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham failed to hold his nerve allowing the 16-year-old to add the Commonwealth 10metre platform title to his world crown in the final event at the Dr SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex in Delhi.
Sweden's Peter Hanson holds a slender one-shot lead on 11 under par after a superb 67 yesterday, and he is 5-1 to hold his nerve and secure the victory.
EVERTON will urge David Nugent to hold his nerve as they attempt to engineer his dream move to Goodison.
Rusedski, however, had to hold his nerve to beat South Africa's Wesley Moodie after a trio of tiebreaks in their second-round clash.
He is a good player, to hold his nerve and get a fifty is very good.
Padraig Harrington had fired a superb last-round 66 to put him in pole position should Scott not hold his nerve.