Nerves

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Definition

to have nerves (before a meeting): to be nervous, anxious, apprehensive, worried, edgy (before a meeting)
idiom

a nerve: a cord-like bundle of fibres that conducts impulses between the brain and other parts of the body
noun

Examples

  • "Another claim Smithson makes is that stress can be a good thing for pregnant women and their babies, citing "faster nerve transmission and perhaps even a greater brain development" in babies whose mothers had been subjected to moderate stress in mid-to-late pregnancy."
  • "And those aren't nerves, that's the ice bath we're sitting in."

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