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Meaning of “turn to jelly” in the English Dictionary

"turn to jelly" in British English

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turn to jelly

to ​suddenlyfeelweak because you are ​frightened, ​nervous, or ​ill: As she ​knocked on the director's ​door, her ​legsturned to jelly.
(Definition of turn to jelly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn to jelly”
in Chinese (Simplified) (由于害怕、紧张或生病等)突然感到虚弱…
in Chinese (Traditional) (由於害怕、緊張或生病等)突然感到虛弱…
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