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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We mustn't lose our bottle, the Dutch must be left in no doubt.
THE sight of rack after rack of different wines at the supermarket can make many of us lose our bottle.