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.
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But he reckons they'll struggle to hold their nerve if they're near the top of the table come May.
STEVE McCLAREN hopes his title-winning experience at Manchester United will help Derby hold their nerve in the promotion race.
Calling on city planners to hold their nerve, the Institute of Directors in the West Midlands said campaigners battling to save the NatWest Tower in Colmore Row and the Central Library should "keep their powder dry" for more important battles.
I was very impressed by his composure, and it was great to see a young player hold their nerve.
WOLVES skipper Paul Ince is calling on the Molineux faithful to hold their nerve during the First Division promotion run-in.
He said: "A big team like Manchester United or Barcelona know how to hold their nerve.
In his first speech to conference since becoming Deputy PM he urged wavering supporters to hold their nerve and "stick with us".
Sir Ken Jackson, general secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, said: "Rolls-Royce must hold their nerve and not take short term decisions on redundancies.
At this stage, it's all about who can hold their nerve when it really matters.
GRAHAM COUGHLAN insists Shrewsbury can hold their nerve in the promotion run-in.
And Young is optimistic Villa can hold their nerve in the run-in.
ANDY RITCHIE backed his Barnsley players to hold their nerve despite seeing two points dropped at Oakwell.
The Northampton boss saw his side leap-frog over Darlington into seventh spot - and is now urging his side to hold their nerve in the final game against already relegated Kidderminster to make sure of a crack at League One.
Just one point separates the top three with two games left and Laws (above) admits those who hold their nerve will be rewarded with promotion.