cold feet

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cold feet

pl.n. Slang
Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.

cold feet

pl n
informal loss or lack of courage or confidence

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n.
Informal.
a lack of confidence or courage.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cold feet - timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of actioncold feet - timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of action; "I was going to tell him but I got cold feet"
timidity, timidness, timorousness - fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

cold feet

noun
Slang. Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger:
Idiom: fear and trembling.