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.
See also: lose, nerve

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]
See also: lose, nerve
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GEORGE Osborne insisted the Government was sticking to its economic course telling business leaders "now is not the time to lose our nerve".
The only way they can win is if we lose our nerve. That will not happen on my watch.
And, while we lost a little self control, we didn't lose our nerve.
"Something I did appreciate is that we didn't lose our nerves and break out in panic after conceding a goal.