stay the pace


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stay the pace

To be able to do something competently or well when under stress or pressure. Often used in negative constructions. The work is going to be very intense, so we need to find a candidate who can stay the pace. I wouldn't ask Robert to do report if you need it urgently—he can't stay the pace. The home team struggled to stay the pace in the first quarter of the game, but they're finally starting to get some momentum.
See also: pace, stay
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Juve, who will be without keeper Gianluigi Buffon, are 10-3 for Serie A this season and, without Champions League distractions, they should be solid enough to stay the pace.
Only five of the players who defeated Offaly in the first round last week were selected this week and the Jim Gavin-managed side, predominantly made up of the county's under-21s, were always struggling to stay the pace.
The manager believes Rovers made a 'big improvement' on last season, when they finished close to relegation, in spite of failing to stay the pace with the top teams in the division.
He seemed untouchable and mistakes were what other golfers made as they frantically tried to stay the pace.
McFarland forecast that Walsall would stay the pace and finish with the top teams at the end of the season, but said: 'We had them rattled in the second half and if we had equalised, anything could have happened.
These are two sides going pretty well in League One but I would imagine it'll be County who stay the pace better.
EAMONN McCarthy's Newington will travel to Shamrock Park knowing that every member of their squad will have to play to their optium level just to stay the pace with Portadown.
Some dismissed them as snotty-nosed neo-punks, but they have proved over time that their songwriting could stay the pace and mature.
Reading, had they been able to stay the pace, might have caused some problems in the second half.
A gentle breeze is expected to blow tomorrow and on Saturday, but the players should enjoy clear skies and good scoring conditions Type of player suited to challenge Anyone arriving at Summerlin with a cold putter will struggle to stay the pace.
I saw them first of all back in August when they played Manchester United off the park in a 1-1 draw and I thought then that they would stay the pace.
And the traditional grasses cant stay the pace, hence the cursed thatch.
O'Sullivan struggled to stay the pace from the start as Drossin blazed into the lead with an opening mile in 4:45 followed by 4:47 on the testing uphill section.