lose (one's) nerve

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lose (one's) nerve

To no longer have the courage to do something. I did want to ride the roller coaster earlier, but I'm starting to lose my nerve now that we're actually here.
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lose one's nerve

Become frightened or timid, lose courage. For example, I wanted to ski down the expert slope but then I lost my nerve. This expression employs nerve in the sense of "courage or boldness." [Early 1900s]
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Rachel could certainly lose her nerve if she gets any more stick from judge Barry Humphries, who seems to have it in for her.
Meanwhile Sindi is beginning to lose her nerve, until she realises there might be another way to get the money.
The Spaniard appeared to lose her nerve as unseeded SANDRA NUCUK took the first set 6-3 and, serving at 5-4, was twice almost home.
Nemeth did not lose her nerve and she showed the coaches enough to be invited for football practice in August.
Huber, world ranked 13th against Maleeva's 31st, seemed to lose her nerve after missing the match-point and threw her racket several times in the crucial tie-break, in which she led 3-0.