Later, when pressed with an interview deadline, Snowdon-Jones got cold feet.
A suicide bomber with cold feet, a road machinery operator with a vengeance and drive-by shooters have Israelis on edge.
We keep having one-night stands with politicians we think we only want to marry, and then get cold feet.
The elusive toxic bachelor got a momentary case of cold feet.
Last year, rumors surfaced of his impending nuptials but he apparently got cold feet.
She went up into her berth, and with her cold feet awakened Thorvard, who asked why she was so cold and wet.
I'll never complain at havin' cold feet ag'in if I git out of this.
Why, it's plain he got cold feet after that little experience at the bridge this morning!
At any rate, Fritz was not going to see that he had cold feet.
Meanwhile, take care of yourself; do not get cold feet or a headache like mine; it would be a great nuisance.
1893, American English; the presumed Italian original (avegh minga frecc i pee) is a Lombard proverb meaning "to have no money," but some of the earliest English usages refer to gamblers, so a connection is possible.
To “have cold feet” is to be too fearful to undertake or complete an action: “The backup quarterback was called into the game, but he got cold feet and refused to go in.”