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stay loose

To remain calm and composed but prepared for the challenge ahead. Usually said of athletes about to participate in some game or match. Stay loose before you head into the ring, kid—you'll start making silly mistakes if you let your nerves get to you. I have a playlist of music that I listen to that helps me stay loose before a game.
See also: loose, stay

hang/stay ˈloose

(informal, especially American English) remain calm; not worry: It’s OK — hang loose and stay cool.
See also: hang, loose, stay

stay loose

verb
See also: loose, stay
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"(Wilson) helps us to have fun and stay loose, which definitely helps late in games," Grafton manager Steve Holbrook said.
During the final three days before a marathon, many people do nothing but just do short easy jogs to stay loose and let your head take control.
He told BBC Radio 4's The World at One: "What I think we have got to do is monitor this extremely carefully and bear in mind that we cannot afford to take risks with inflation while at the same time recognising monetary policy is very loose, it needs to stay loose.
She said it helped her stay loose and relaxed, although the results didn't show up immediately as she barely made the final at 20-1 3/4, the seventh of nine jumpers to advance.
You may bike ride, and walking backwards is a good way to stay loose if forward walking is painful.
Al Rosen, playing first base for the Cleveland Indians on a temporary basis, told Kell to stay loose. "You're a friend of mine," Rosen said, "but Wynn is going to try to throw over here and hit you."
True Reverie co-founder Tim Baker said: "We are really excited to be collaborating with Stay Loose Records on our first pop-up shop event.
"We will have to stay loose and not make the game too big."
Lister, whose most recent of six Shawfield titles came with Taylors Cruise in 2011, also has Oscar Whisky and Stay Loose in subsequent trial stakes.
Matt Brown, owner of digital PR agency Stay Loose, which works with bands such as Mumford and Sons and Bombay Bicycle Club, said: "Such sad news about James McLaren.
Massage therapists, set up in tents on the edge of the village, were also busy as runners used their services to stay loose and warm.
The last thing Barry said to Campbell before the semi-final, in which he beat triple world champion Mahe Drysdale with a powerful finish, was "Olive Oil" - code for "stay loose and relaxed".
I just couldn't stay loose and let my punches flow."
Moments later, Moore gave Martin a bear hug, and they walked over to the practice range to stay loose for the playoff.
"I always stay loose up there and try to hit my pitches," Erdman said.