steel nerves

железные нервы

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • steel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English stele, from Old English stȳle, stēle; akin to Old High German stahal steel and perhaps to Sanskrit stakati he resists Date: before 12th century 1. commercial iron that contains carbon in any amount up to about 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nerves of steel — phrase the ability to control your fear and remain calm even in extremely dangerous or difficult situations Thesaurus: calmnesssynonym bravery and brave behavioursynonym Main entry: nerve * * * nerves of steel …   Useful english dictionary

  • nerves of steel — If someone has nerves of steel, they don t get frightened when other people do …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • steel — ► NOUN 1) a hard, strong grey or bluish grey alloy of iron with carbon and usually other elements, used as a structural material and in manufacturing. 2) a rod of roughened steel on which knives are sharpened. 3) strength and determination:… …   English terms dictionary

  • nerves — n. nervousness 1) an attack; bundle of nerves mental state 2) to fray, frazzle smb. s nerves; to get on smb. s nerves 3) to calm, settle one s nerves 4) frayed, frazzled; steady; strong; taut; weak nerves misc. 5) to have nerves of steel ( to be… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nerves of steel —    If someone has nerves of steel, they don t get frightened when other people do.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who has nerves of steel is not afraid in difficult or dangerous situations.     Fire fighters need to have nerves… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • steel — 1 /sti:l/ noun 1 (U) strong metal that can be shaped easily, consisting of iron and carbon: A bridge made of steel | stainless steel: stainless steel cutlery 2 (U) the industry that makes steel: Sheffield is a major steel town. 3 nerves of steel… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nerves of steel — if someone has nerves of steel, they are very brave. You d have to have nerves of steel to play in front of a crowd this size …   New idioms dictionary

  • steel — n., adj., & v. n. 1 any of various alloys of iron and carbon with other elements increasing strength and malleability, much used for making tools, weapons, etc., and capable of being tempered to many different degrees of hardness. 2 hardness of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • steel — steel1 W3S2 [sti:l] n [: Old English; Origin: style, stele] 1.) [U] strong metal that can be shaped easily, consisting of iron and ↑carbon ▪ a steel bridge ▪ stainless steel knives (=steel that does not change colour) 2.) [U] the industry that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nerves of steel — able to speak or act calmly when facing risk or danger    Percy has nerves of steel. He persuaded the gunman to leave …   English idioms

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