get cold feet
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get cold feet
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. echarse atrás
The company was all set to move their headquarters, but they got cold feet when they heard about the uptick in crime in the area.La empresa estaba preparada para trasladar su sede, pero se echaron atrás cuando se enteraron del aumento de crimen en el área.
b. arrepentirse
I don't know if I can do it! What if things are different once we're married? - You aren't getting cold feet, are you?¡No sé si puedo hacerlo! ¿Qué pasa si las cosas cambian una vez que estemos casados? - No te estarás arrepintiendo, ¿verdad?
c. no atreverse
My son was going to sit in with my band tonight, but he got cold feet. He hasn't played in front of other people much.Mi hijo iba a tocar un tema con mi banda esta noche, pero al final no se atrevió. Todavía no tiene mucha experiencia tocando delante las personas.
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