Idiom – Cold feet

  •  Idiom – Cold feet
  • Meaning –  A fear of doing something. To suddenly become too frightened to do something that you had planned to do. A sudden nervousness about something you are about to do.
  • This expression is often used before important life events – especially before getting married.
  • Similarly, the expression chicken out can refer to someone who finds a way to avoid doing something because they are afraid.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • When feeling fearful or having doubts about getting married or engaged.
  • Before performing on stage or giving a speech in front of a group of people.
  • If you having second thoughts about doing a parachute jump or bungee jump.
Example:
  • “I hope she doesn’t get cold feet before the wedding next week.”
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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