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English definition of “get cold feet”

get cold feet

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

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