Definition of cold feet in English:

cold feet

Loss of nerve or confidence: after arranging to meet I got cold feet and phoned her saying I was busy
More example sentences
  • The Rochdale cabaret singer feared his Norwegian bride had got cold feet and decided to return to her homeland without him.
  • The central government has developed cold feet on the promised legislation to regulate fee and admissions in professional colleges.
  • Apparently, one - or possibly more - of the investors may have gotten cold feet.
Synonyms
hesitate, falter, delay, drag one's feet, stall, think twice, change one's mind, waver, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate, be undecided, be indecisive, be irresolute, see-saw, yo-yo; Britishhaver, hum and haw
informal sit on the fence, dilly-dally, shilly-shally, pussyfoot around, blow hot and cold
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