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Meaning: bravery, courage, audacity

For example:

  • You have a lot of nerve telling your boss that his ideas are wrong!

  • It takes a lot of nerve to be a stand-up comedian. Imagine getting up in front of hundreds of people who expect you to make them laugh.

Quick Quiz:

It must take a lot of nerve to be
  1. a bomb disposal expert
  2. a supermarket shelf stacker
  3. a wedding photographer

Discuss: nerve

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