What does the idiom get cold feet mean?
If your feet are really cold, or frozen, then you can’t move…right? So this is the image we have from this idiom. If you “get cold feet”, it means that you have some fear and lost your courage. You can get or have cold feet
- Ted was going to ask Kim for a date but he got cold feet.
- I was going to complain to my boss, but I got cold feet.
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