war of nerves

war of nerves
wearing down the enemy in a war-like manner

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • battle of nerves — {n. phr.} A contest of wills during which the parties do not fight physically but try to wear each other out. * /It has been a regular battle of nerves to get the new program accepted at the local state university./ See: WAR OF NERVES …   Dictionary of American idioms

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