PRONUNCIATION: (kold feet)

MEANING: noun: A feeling of apprehension or doubt about proceeding with a planned action.

ETYMOLOGY: From cold + foot, from Old English cald (cold) + fot (foot). It’s not known why the expression is cold feet instead of, say, cold fingers. Earliest documented use: 1893.

HOLD FEET - what shoes and socks do

COLD BEET - what Borscht is made from

COLA FEET - what you get from stomping grapes in the CocaCola winery