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.
See also: battle, nerve, of
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Dubai: World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway emerged triumphant in the World Rapid Chess Championship after a battles of nerves at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club on Wednesday.