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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Thrill Murray Colouring Book, PS9.99, www.firebox.com 2 DON'T LOSE YOUR BOTTLE NO, it's nothing to do with the late rock legend Frank.
WITH regard to Ben Schofield's article ("Lose your bottle in the boardroom, firms urged", DP, June 20), we would like to point out that bottled water accounts for just 0.03% of the nation's carbon footprint (source - Zenith International).
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