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.
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;
British haver, hum and haw
Definition of cold feet in:
- The US English dictionary