Cold feet (metaphor)

Cold feet (metaphor)

Cold feet is a term used to characterize apprehension or doubt strong enough to prevent a planned course of action. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000, Version 2.5] It is used to show when someone has lost the courage to do something.The Oxford English Dictionary attributes the first use of the term "cold feet" to mean "preventing a planned course" to Stephen Crane. In his 1896 edition of "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets", Crane wrote, "I knew this was the way it would be. They got cold feet." [ [ "When Did We Get 'Cold Feet'? The Germans had 'em first!"] , by Daniel Engber,, May 3, 2005]


*"Abertis shows cold feet on Atlantia deal." [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Abertis shows cold feet on Atlantia deal. |url= |quote=Abertis Chief Executive Salvador Alemany displayed signs of cold feet on the deal at a conference on Wednesday, however. ... |publisher=Reuters |date=2007-10-24 |accessdate=2007-10-31 ]


External links

* [ "Expert Advice on Cold Feet"] – Article from Brides Magazine
* [ "Cold Feet Common in Brides-to-Be"] ABC News Good Morning America, May 1, 2005
* [ "When Did We Get 'Cold Feet'? The Germans had 'em first!"] , by Daniel Engber,, May 3, 2005

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