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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I need to do some theatre and if I don't do it now I might lose my bottle a bit.
This time the timing is right for me, but I must admit I'm starting to lose my bottle again.
People must think I am a terrible wimp and maybe I did just lose my bottle again, but it is definitely firm over there and I am not taking any chances.
She was screaming and shaking and I started to lose my bottle and tightened my grip on the scruff of her neck with both hands.
People must think I am a terrible wimp and maybe I did just lose my bottle, but it is definitely firm over there and the owners understand I am not going to take any chances.