cold sweat


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cold sweat

Informal a bodily reaction to fear or nervousness, characterized by chill and moist skin
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With the discovery came a sudden nervous reaction that sent him into a cold sweat.
In the meanwhile, the cold sweat stood on his brow.
A cold sweat is a sign of sudden, significant stress, which could be physical or psychological in origin, or a combination of the two.
Further, the attorney stated the result of handling the pistol in the evidence room would leave the owner in a cold sweat.
Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, manifest in palpitations, breathing difficulties, cold sweat, dizziness or light-headedness, body weakness, tremors, digestive system problems, the sense of panic or uneasiness, fears of going crazy, losing control and being seriously ill.
They produce adrenaline to keep blood sugar up, causing a cold sweat," said Gerlis.
However, since it passed in the Punjab Assembly powerful Pakistani religious bodies as well as a few politicians in cold sweat denounced the new law as being in conflict with the Muslim holy book, the Quran, as well as Pakistan,s constitution.
One thing we know Can isn't, though, is a right-back, the player no doubt breaking out in a cold sweat recalling his unhappy spell there last season.
FA chief Greg Dyke should be breaking out in a cold sweat - even if the Premier League couldn't give a hoot.
Her struggles make for a gripping read; and while the likely readers of COLD SWEAT will be fans of James Brown, this audience will come away with truly gripping insights on domestic violence and its aftermath.
Dave Hobday, of Payment processing firm Worldpay, said: "Many shoppers will be breaking into a cold sweat at the thought of heading to the high street on the busiest shopping day of the year.