- 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.
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.
- “I hope she doesn’t get cold feet before the wedding next week.”
- 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.