lose (one's) spirit

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lose (one's) spirit

To lose one's vigor, energy, hope, or resolve; to become resigned or complacent. The underdog team had a shot at winning the game early on, but they seem to have lost their spirit at this point. You've come so far with your law degree. Don't lose spirit now!
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On her efforts to reform the ministry in the wake of revelations this year of a series of public-fund fraud scandals involving ministry staff, Tanaka pledged to give her all, saying, ''I will not lose my spirit or succumb to pressure.