Idiom: lose one’s nerve
— I was going to ask Sarah to dance but I lost my nerve and now some other guy is talking to her.
— I signed-up for the competition because I was afraid I’d lose my nerve and never practice if I didn’t have a serious reason to do it.
— I raised my hand to ask a question in class but immediately lost my nerve and put my hand back down.
— My son wanted to apply to an Ivy league college but lost his nerve because he was afraid to ask a teacher to write a recommendation.
— You better drop the application in the mail before you lose your nerve.
— Unfortunately, my daughter lost her nerve to get married during the ceremony.
— Two people had already jumped out of the plane but both my husband and I lost our nerve to skydive.
— Every time you lose your nerve and quit, it will be harder and harder the next time.
— Ugh! My boss lost his nerve again to ask the CEO to give us a raise.
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