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"get cold feet" in British English

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get cold feet

to suddenly become too frightened to do something you had planned to do, especially something important such as getting married
(Definition of get cold feet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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get cold feet

(also have cold feet)
to feel too frightened to do something that you had planned to do: I was going to try bungee jumping, but I got cold feet.
(Definition of get cold feet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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