cold feet, get
Also, have cold feet. Retreat from an undertaking; lose one's nerve. For example, I got cold feet when I learned the trip involves white-water rafting, or Don't count on including her—she's been known to have cold feet in the past. The origin of this term has been lost. In early 17th-century Italy it meant to be short of money, but that sense has never been used in English. [Late 1800s]
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This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Cold War fears could be manipulated through misleading art to attract readers to daunting material.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.Confidence|Henry James
Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay