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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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.
He is a good player, to hold his nerve and get a fifty is very good.
Rusedski, however, had to hold his nerve to beat South Africa's Wesley Moodie after a trio of tiebreaks in their second-round clash.
Padraig Harrington had fired a superb last-round 66 to put him in pole position should Scott not hold his nerve.