get up (one's) nerve (to do something)(redirected from get up nerves)
get up (one's) nerve (to do something)
To muster or draw upon one's courage or resolve to do something. I wanted to ask Mary Sue to the prom, but I never got up the nerve. I hope Jonathan finally gets up his nerve to ask his boss for a raise.
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