Definition of Cold feet
1. Noun. Timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of action. "I was going to tell him but I got cold feet"
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Literary usage of Cold feet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1868)
"Occasionally they suffered from cold feet, but a little exercise soon made them ... During the day Lewis experienced no great inconvenience from cold feet; ..."
2. Recollections of a Rebel Reefer by James Morris Morgan (1917)
"... the boatswain, gunner, and several seamen get "cold feet" and leave us — Our first lieutenant, Mr. Chapman, ordered to Europe — Visit the city of Cape ..."
3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1893)
"But. cold feet is a symptom which should not be left to ... Nothing tends more to cause " cold feet " than sitting about the house all day, or reducing the ..."
4. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"affection is complicated with an atonic condition, shown by feeble erection?, frequent emissions, and cold feet and hands, it is a serviceable anaphrodisiac ..."