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Meaning of “get cold feet” in the English Dictionary

"get cold feet" in British English

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get cold feet

to ​suddenlybecome 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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