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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLD FEET

I'll never complain at havin' cold feet ag'in if I git out of this.

Positively no cold feet when they are worn, or money refunded.

Positively no cold feet where they are worn, or money refunded.

He'd got stage-fright, or cold feet, or something of the kind.

I'd rather be an energetic fool than an angel with cold feet.

At any rate, Fritz was not going to see that he had cold feet.

It gives me cold feet all the time when I'm on the surface inside there.

If you've got cold feet you don't want a drink, because you daren't have it.

But they got cold feet and father bought a share in the claim cheap.

Talk about cold feet; we had heard of "cold feet" when we were in Egypt.

WORD ORIGIN

1893, American English; the presumed Italian original (avegh minga frecc i pee) is a Lombard proverb meaning "to have no money," but some of the earliest English usages refer to gamblers, so a connection is possible.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLD FEET

alarm

nounfeeling of sudden fear
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