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nerve or nerves ?

Postby pdh0224 » Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:03 pm

Dear teacher,

But Elaine Heffner, a New York psychotherapist with a specialty in early childhood development, declined to condemn the parents who enlist their children in reality TV shows. "I think there's some hubris in saying to a parent, 'You have some nerve letting your child being part of this series you've agreed to be in,'

Q : I think "nerves" is a right word in the sentence. What do you think?

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Postby Alan » Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:31 am

No, 'to have some nerve' means 'to be excessively self-confident'.

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