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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On Sundays the little church in the park is mouldy; the oaken pulpit breaks out into a cold sweat; and there is a general smell and taste as of the ancient Dedlocks in their graves.
"All is over," he thought, and a cold sweat broke out on his forehead.
With the discovery came a sudden nervous reaction that sent him into a cold sweat. Weakly, he seated himself upon the edge of the bed.
In the meanwhile, the cold sweat stood on his brow.
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It's enough to bring me out in a cold sweat. The Highland Midwife was back on Channel 5 with more tales of expectant mums living in the far reaches of Scotland.
Big Ascot handicaps falling to horses returning off a long layoff is not unprecedented - Laddies Poker Two's Wokingham win in 2010 probably still makes some bookmakers wake up in a cold sweat - and Louie De Palma did show smart form when last seen in 2014.
A cold sweat is a sign of sudden, significant stress, which could be physical or psychological in origin, or a combination of the two.
The thought of six points and a PS200 fine is enough to make me break into a cold sweat, but the arrogant minority are clearly not bothered one bit.
Some of the other common heart attack symptoms include shortness of breath with minimal exertion, nausea, vomiting, and a cold sweat. "These occur suddenly and are not related to a cold or viral infection," Dr.
Further, the attorney stated the result of handling the pistol in the evidence room would leave the owner in a cold sweat.
People even break out in a cold sweat when they think they have lost data that they previously deemed 'trivial'.