‘To get cold feet’ means to suddenly become frightened to do something that’s been planned. Instinctively, I bet the etymology comes from the reaction one gets when entering the sea when the water is cold. One hesitate before going in, right?
Here are a few examples in context:
- They are getting married next Saturday as long as Tracy doesn’t get cold feet.
- I quit work to travel for a year. I starting to get cold feet. Was it the right decision?
- Silvia always gets cold feet before a speech.
A similar expression is ‘to chicken out‘. This is actually a false friend for many language learners. Italians, for instance, associate a rabbit to being frightened and not a chicken.
- Do you think it’s normal to get cold feet before your wedding?
- Do you get cold feet before a presentation?
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