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cold feet

Definition of cold feet in English:

Loss of nerve or confidence: some investors got cold feet and backed out
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  • 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.
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