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nerves of steel

Meaning: If you have nerves of steel, you are very brave and not many things make you scared or nervous.

For example:

  • I could never work on one of those high-rise building sites where you walk along beams about twenty stories up. You'd need nerves of steel to do that job.

  • Those people who sing the national anthem before one of those big sporting events must have nerves of steel.

Quick Quiz:

You'd need nerves of steel to
  1. make a parachute jump
  2. work in a steel mill
  3. do a jigsaw puzzle

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