• To get cold feet means to suddenly become too frightened to do something you had planned to do.

  • Fear of doing something; cowardice at the moment of action.

  • A wave of timidity or fearfulness.

1. Garrett and I have set our wedding date, but I think I’m getting cold feet.

 

2. Vince and I are taking our first trip next weekend and I’m worried that he’s getting cold feet.

 

3. I’ve been looking forward to skydiving but got cold feet last minute!

 

4. I got cold feet before the final exam and I think I did poorly.

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