Mutual terror.

@article{Bates2012MutualT,
  title={Mutual terror.},
  author={Jane Bates},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 49},
  pages={26-27}
}
For a self-styled hardman, he was a bit of a wuss. But perhaps the sight of a young nurse advancing towards you with a pair of scissors and trembling hands would test anyone's mettle.