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steely-nerved

Calm and unflappable under pressure. I asked my brother to come to court with me because he is always steely-nerved in stressful situations. Gina needs to be steely-nerved to deal with all that rejection that comes with being an actress.
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Before Wales played England in Cardiff in 1969, home pack leader Brian Thomas had heard that the visitors' scrum-half Trevor Wintle could be less than steely nerved.
At the blackened heart of the film is a tour-de-force performance from British actress Emily Blunt, whose steely nerved heroine might have to sacrifice more than her idealism in the crucible of machismo and political double-dealing.
NEIL Armstrong was a quiet, self-described "nerdy" engineer who became a global hero when as a steely nerved US pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with the first step on the Moon.
Such reductions follow a 7% TV Globo staff cut during 1998, which included axing 20% of executive management by steely nerved broadcast topper Marluce Dias da Silva.
Steely nerved, he calmly coped with a collision which ruptured the hull of the module and as their lives hung in the balance he isolated the leak.