lose (one's) bottle

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lose (one's) bottle

To lose one's nerve, courage, or resolve to undertake something. Primarily heard in UK. I wanted to ask Steve on a date, but I lost my bottle at the last minute.
See also: bottle, lose
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But Bingham appeared to lose his bottle and gave the Leicester potter a lifeline.
For Dave to lose his bottle like this I can only think Commonwealth conferences are so much scarier than Conservative ones.
He vows he won't lose his bottle because he's used to playing in front of 65,000 supporters at the Stadium of Light.
P resuming the experienced Woods doesn't lose his bottle, he represents decent value.
EBBE SKOVDAHL insisted last night that new keeper Peter Kjaer won't lose his bottle at Ibrox.