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get cold feet

get cold feet
Meaning: suddenly become too frightened to do something one had planned to do.
Example: He got cold feet when heard the news of his transfer to remote area of the country which is hundreds of miles from his home town.

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  • Expression: Kaboom writes on 4 March, 2016

    I always get cold feet when I’m about to get on a big roller coaster.

  • Expression: Isis writes on 22 November, 2015

    1.- This morning, Melanie wanted to ask her boss for some days off but she got cold feet and didn’t do it because she saw that her boss was in a bad mood.

    2.- My friend got cold feet and decided not to do a bungee jump.

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