bottle out

If you bottle out, you lose your courage at the last moment and do not do something you intended to do. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V P] I haven't come all this way to bottle out.

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  • bottle out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms bottle out : present tense I/you/we/they bottle out he/she/it bottles out present participle bottling out past tense bottled out past participle bottled out British informal to not do something because you… …   English dictionary

  • bottle out — vb British to lose one s nerve. From bottle in the sense of courage …   Contemporary slang

  • bottle out — Brit. informal lose one s nerve and decide not to do something. → bottle …   English new terms dictionary

  • bottle out — verb (UK) To fail to perform a promised or planned action due to lack of courage. I had really wanted to dive off the 10 meter platform, but in the end I bottled out …   Wiktionary

  • bottle out (of something something) — ˌbottle ˈout (of sth/doing sth) derived (BrE, informal) to not do sth that you had intended to do because you are too frightened Main entry: ↑bottlederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle out (of doing something) — ˌbottle ˈout (of sth/doing sth) derived (BrE, informal) to not do sth that you had intended to do because you are too frightened Main entry: ↑bottlederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle out phrasal — verb (I) BrE informal to suddenly decide not to do something because you are frightened: Did you tell him? No, I bottled out at the last minute …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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