One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not be easily upset or frightened.
- ‘This might deter some golfers but not Nora who has nerves of steel when it comes to getting the birdies and pars.’
- ‘You must have nerves of steel to be a Great Britain supporter, because the team will put you through an emotional rollercoaster.’
- ‘In fact you have to have nerves of steel at times to live here at all.’
- ‘Of course, I might also add that M.L. has nerves of steel and may be the calmest human in a crisis I've ever known.’
- ‘Prices are getting out of hand, and if you want to do business, you must have nerves of steel.’
- ‘Say whatever you want about Russia, but their scientists have nerves of steel.’
- ‘Investors in companies involved in digital music technology need to have nerves of steel as share prices are notoriously volatile, according to analysts.’
- ‘I have nerves of steel and the flinty-eyed steadiness of a hit man; in general, but particularly in corner shops in Peckham.’
- ‘You also have to have nerves of steel as you're followed about the shop floor by posses of devilishly stylish assistants who look as thought they could moonlight as supermodels; they have enough attitude to reduce the timid to tears.’
- ‘They play with tremendous heart, have nerves of steel and show the composure of teams of more maturity.’
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