shaking in one's boots/shoes

Definition of shaking in one's boots/shoes

:very nervous
  • She was shaking in her boots/shoes as she waited for the doctor.

Word by Word Definitions

shake play shaking
  1. : to move irregularly to and fro

  2. : to vibrate especially as the result of a blow or shock

  3. : to tremble as a result of physical or emotional disturbance

  1. : an act of shaking: such as

  2. : an act of shaking hands

  3. : an act of shaking oneself

boots play
  1. : a servant who shines shoes especially in a hotel

shoe play shoes
  1. : an outer covering for the human foot typically having a thick or stiff sole with an attached heel and an upper part of lighter material (such as leather)

  2. : a metal plate or rim for the hoof of an animal

  3. : something resembling a shoe in function or placement

  1. : to furnish with a shoe

  2. : to cover for protection, strength, or ornament


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