a battle of nerves

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a battle of nerves

Psychological warfare used to wear down an adversary's resolve through fear tactics. Election cycles have become a battle of nerves as both parties continually try to scare the voters into electing their representative.
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"They brought this situation upon themselves, with lawbreaking, by creating tensions and crises."BATTLE OF NERVESTehran and Washington have been locked in a battle of nerves since May 2018 when Trump withdrew the United States from a landmark 2015 deal placing limits on Iran's nuclear programme and began reimposing sanctions.
What is happening in the Gulf is a battle of nerves.
The arch-enemies have been locked in a battle of nerves since President Donald Trump withdrew the US from a landmark 2015 deal aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear programme and began reimposing sanctions.
time jersea EGAN BERNAL survived a battle of nerves to emerge from a penultimate day timetrial with a firm grip on the Tour de Suisse yellow jersey.
Win, and Liverpool will head into their final game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 12 knowing that anything could happen in a battle of nerves with City playing Brighton and Hove Albion at the same time.
In a battle of nerves between two young guns, Kim, 16, kept his poise and pulled off clutch shots on the tough par-4 16th a solid drive and a superb approach shot then banged in a four-foot birdie putt to gain a decisive two-shot lead as Keanu Jahns earlier flubbed his par-putt bid from six feet.
Ultimately the scoreline looks comfortable but the reality was that it was a battle of nerves. It was not all plain sailing and you get the feeling someone will slip up somewhere.
Ultimately, the score line looks comfortable but the reality was that it was a battle of nerves, it was not all plain sailing and you get the feeling someone will slip up somewhere.
Summary: Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 21 (ANI): Amidst the battle of nerves between Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and BJP candidate Jaya Prada in the Rampur parliamentary constituency in western Uttar Pradesh, Zardozi workers in the town are struggling to make their ends meet and want the government to extend a helping hand to save the traditional craft from ending abruptly.
The cobbles made up only 21.7km of the day's route, but brought with them a constant fight for position and battle of nerves, such is the likelihood of crashes and mechanical problems.
The elimination battle the day after (May 23) between hosts Kolkata and Rajasthan will be a battle of nerves. Kolkata have the home advantage but Rajasthan have lifted their game under pressure.
They were the first sets Wawrinka had dropped in the tournament so far and it was a battle of nerves and scintillating tennis that took the pair deep to an 83 minute fifth set.
There's a battle of nerves underway," aide Valeriy Chaly said in a Facebook post.
AS THE Capital is bracing for an exhaustive battle of nerves, cautious BJP leaders restrained themselves from making any tall claims on the eve of the Assembly poll results.