nerves of steel

Definition of nerves of steel

:an impressive ability to remain calm in dangerous or difficult situations
  • It takes nerves of steel to work in such a high-pressure job.

Word by Word Definitions

nerve play nerves
  1. : sinew, tendon

  2. : any of the filamentous bands of nervous tissue that connect parts of the nervous system with the other organs, conduct nerve impulses, and are made up of axons and dendrites together with protective and supportive structures

  3. : power of endurance or control : fortitude, strength

  1. : to give strength or courage to : supply with physical or moral force

steel play
  1. : commercial iron that contains carbon in any amount up to about 1.7 percent as an essential alloying constituent, is malleable when under suitable conditions, and is distinguished from cast iron by its malleability and lower carbon content

  2. : an instrument or implement of or characteristically of steel: such as

  3. : a thrusting or cutting weapon

  1. : to overlay, point, or edge with steel

  2. : to cause to resemble steel (as in looks or hardness)

  3. : to fill with resolution or determination

  1. : made of steel

  2. : of or relating to the production of steel

  3. : resembling steel


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