Idiom: Battle of nerves
Meaning: A battle of nerves is a situation where neither side in a conflict or dispute is willing to back down and is waiting for the other side to weaken. ('A war of nerves' is an alternative form.)Country: International English | Subject Area: War, weapons and conflict | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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