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Idioms

nerves of steel

This page is about the idiom 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

a. make a parachute jump

b. work in a steel mill

c. do a jigsaw puzzle

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Contributor: Matt Errey