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Slang

nerve

This page is about the slang term nerve

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

a. a bomb disposal expert

b. a supermarket shelf stacker

c. a wedding photographer

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey