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"

Generic synonyms: Timidity, Timidness, Timorousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cold Feet

cold comfort
cold compress
cold compresses
cold cone biopsy
cold creams
cold cure resin
cold cuts
cold dark matter
cold deck
cold decked
cold decking
cold decks
cold duck
cold erythema
cold feet (current term)
cold finger
cold fingers
cold fishes
cold frame
cold frames
cold front
cold fronts
cold fusion
cold gangrene
cold haemagglutinin disease
cold haemolysin
cold hands, warm heart
cold in the head

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 ..."

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