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    #1

    Steeling myself for the swim

    I am wondering if I could use "steel myself" in my sentence.

    It was a frosty morning, and I was steeling myself for the swim.

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    #2

    Re: Steeling myself for the swim

    You could, but bracing yourself would be more common.
    I am not a teacher.

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