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Get Cold Feet

When you get cold feet, you become too afraid to do something that you planned to do. This English phrase is often used in connection with weddings or other significant planned events, as you can see in the following examples:

10 minutes before her job interview, Maria
got cold feet and went home
got cold feet and didn’t show up for his wedding.
I am worried that he
is getting cold feet about starting a new business with me.

In each of these examples, the subjects became too frightened to do something - to attend a job interview, to get married and to start a new business. In what other situations could someone
get cold feet?


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