from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Slang Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of action


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  • Clifford was much more hedgy and nervous, he got cold feet much quicker in

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • It was fool luck, only I had cold feet an 'didn't dast let it ride.


  • Hartshorn called us in, we rousted Lindenaur, then Hartshorn got cold feet about testifying in court and dropped the charges.”

    The Big Nowhere

  • In addition to forcing Harper to lie about having fixed PODS's software, the administrator had apparently set up some insurance just in case Harper got cold feet and decided not to be a team player.

    Deception Point


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