bottle it

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bottle it (third-person singular simple present bottles it, present participle bottling it, simple past and past participle bottled it)

  1. (UK, informal) To suppress an action or expression, especially when due to lack of courage.
  2. (UK, informal) To lose one's nerve.
  3. (UK, informal) To run away, especially when due to lack of courage.

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