He'd got stage-fright, or cold feet, or something of the kind.
“I shall have stage-fright and spoil everything,” declared Roberta forlornly.
Noticing his stage-fright, the audience tried to encourage him by applause.
It was time to go out and face the party, but he had stage-fright.
"I hope you won't be taken with stage-fright," laughed Cathy.
He had stage-fright when he first met Byron—whom he worshipped.
But when the Signora came on to sing she was seized with stage-fright.
Only custom, and sometimes reasoning, can free them from "stage-fright."
Stage-fright—the worst attack of stage-fright she could remember—had not been worse.
Verily she had recovered from her bad attack of stage-fright in court just before.