hold (one's) nerve

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hold (one's) nerve

To remain calm, steady, and resolute, especially in the face of danger or adversity. I know learning to drive can be daunting, but if you can hold your nerve out on the road, you'll do just fine.
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The post UK to hold nerve after Brexit talks hit impasse appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Against Pakistan, their bowlers couldn't hold nerve in the final over while their batsmen found it difficult to read Mustafizur Rahman's variations in the final over.
Pakistan needs to hold nerve, stay connected with both Washington and Beijing but cautiously continue to pursue its national interests,' said Aamir Ghauri.
Both the teams have enough ammunition in all departments and it might just boil down to ability to hold nerve. The mind game though has already begun.
Using a compound called chondroitinase ABC to dissolve components of perineuronal nets, which hold nerve cells in place, improves visual acuity.
We have to hold nerve, come out on top but the pressure won't just be on us," he pointed out.
ADVOCAAT: Mols says there was no team split 1; ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO: McLeish holds the CIS Insurance Cup aloft after seeing Rangers defeat Old Firm rivals Celtic in March; FINAL FAREWELL: Amoruso is set to leave; TREMENDOUS TREBLE: McLeish celebrates after winning the Scottish Cup at Hampden on Saturday; CHAMPIONS: Scottish title is added to the trophy haul as Rangers hold nerve to win it on last day of season; PAINFUL: Ferguson undergoes an operation on a pelvic problem
The post May vows to hold nerve after Brexit talks hit impasse appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Despite starting the day way off the lead -- actually seven shots -- and despite hiccups along the way, he hold nerve and produced an amazing victory.
The post England hold nerve to beat New Zealand by four runs appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Related: Republic of Ireland hold nerve to take Denmark back to Dublin level
The post England hold nerve to beat Sri Lanka in thriller appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
The post Mourinho's Chelsea hold nerve for crucial win over Porto appeared first on Cyprus Mail .