Idiom of the Week: Get Cold Feet

Meaning: To change your mind or hesitate before doing something.


They didn’t get married because she got cold feet.

I want to start my own business, but I’m getting cold feet. It sounds like too much stress.

He was very enthusiastic about helping us, but then he got cold feet.


Pop Quiz:

You’re going to get married. One day, your fiancé says to you, “I’m getting cold feet.” What does he mean?

A.  He means he’s ready to get married.

B.  He means he’s not sure if he wants to get married.

C.  He means he’s not in love with you.

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The correct answer is B. To get cold feet means to change your mind or hesitate. Hesitate means to not be sure of something. Next time you say yes to a marriage proposal, you should be sure you really want to get married, or else you will break your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s heart!

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