lose (one's) bottle

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lose (one's) bottle

To lose one's nerve, courage, or resolve to undertake something. Primarily heard in UK. I wanted to ask Steve on a date, but I lost my bottle at the last minute.
See also: bottle, lose
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SPRAYTIME: Lewis Hamilton breaks open the bubbly, but he had to settle for third yesterday; WHEEL McCOY: Hamilton pushes the Ferrari leaders; WELL DONE: Hamilton congratulates race winner Raikkonen; Kimi and Lewis try to pass down champagne ...but crew lose bottle