steel (someone or oneself) for (something)

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steel (someone or oneself) for (something)

To cause someone or oneself to be mentally and emotionally prepared for and hardened against some difficult or unpleasant task, situation, outcome, etc. As horrible as the prospect may be, we all must steel ourselves for war. I know I'm tough on you, but I'm trying to steel you for the challenges you'll face later in life.
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steel oneself for someone or something

to prepare oneself for someone or something difficult or unpleasant; to get ready to face someone or something. Aunt Helen is coming for a visit. We should steel ourselves for her. I think something is going wrong. We had better steel ourselves for a shock.
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As such no license is required from the Ministry of Steel for installation of a steel factory in the country.
Concrete was chosen over steel for this office building because it is terror-resistant, blast proof, fireproof and soundproof.
(It should be noted that the aforementioned LS7 engine doesn't use steel for its connecting rods--they're forged titanium.)
However, it is at times like these that the military needs the most steel for new weapons and weapons repairs.
Industry relies heavily on steel for a variety of uses ranging from machine casings to conveyor containers to small brackets.
Although lead has been in steel for many years, there was no scientific agreement on how it makes the metal easier to machine, Garcia says.
As such no permission is required from the Ministry of Steel for installation of private steel plants in the country.
Nucor also worked on developing the process and uses a version of the CSP line at its Berkeley County, S.C., plant, which can refine steel for higher-quality products.
On the demand side, for example, China and India require increasing levels of steel for infrastructure development, urbanization and industrial growth.
Toolmakers select stainless steel for cores and cavities to combat the attack of corrosion from aggressive polymers like PVC and any by-products of resin degradation created during the molding process.
With greater creep resistance, filters are able to withstand the increased physical and thermal stresses caused by constant exposure to molten steel for longer time periods, allowing the filtration of larger castings.
Customers, especially in the automotive industry, increasingly demand galvanized steel for exposed steel applications.
"And we are proud to have been recognized by AK Steel for our superior performance in delivering value-added quality products, technical support and service."
"The requirements for steel at this stage grow faster than GDP growth--GDP growth is average but manufacturing growth can be faster than that--and which products are at the forefront of that growth are primary products like steel for the infrastructure and consumer items.