Fear

cold sweat

Meaning: the condition where extreme fear or nervousness causes a person to feel a chill along with moist skin or sweat

Example: I woke up from a nightmare, breathing heavy and in cold sweat. Read on

a burnt child dreads the fire

Meaning: everyone avoids repeating a hurting experience again in life

Example: After his first accident, Sam is quite careful in driving now because a burnt child dreads a fire. Read on

chill to the marrow

Meaning: to be very cold

Example: The movie gave me a chill to the marrow. I am not recommending it to anyone. It is horrible. Read on

spine-tingling

Meaning: to be very horrific

Example: The movie has the most spine-tingling end that you would never be able to guess. Read on

chill to the bone

Meaning: to get frightened or scare somebody

Example: The movie they played on cable last night gave me a chill to the bone. I will not be watching a night time movie any time soon. Read on

cold feet

Meaning: loss of courage

Example: He got cold feet when heard the news of his transfer to remote area of the country which is hundreds of miles from his home town. Read on

Idiom of the Day

learn the ropes

Meaning: to learn the tricks in order to do something well

Example: It is important that you learn the ropes and know your father’s business well before you take it over. Read on

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