war of nerves

noun phrase

Definition of war of nerves

: a conflict characterized by psychological tactics (such as bluff, threats, and intimidation) designed primarily to create confusion, indecision, or breakdown of morale

First Known Use of war of nerves

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“War of nerves.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20of%20nerves. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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