shudder to think (of)

idiom

: to be very worried/fearful about
I shudder to think (of) what might happen.

Examples of shudder to think (of) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Stars shudder to think about what life without Jake Oettinger might look like. Dallas News, 29 Oct. 2022 And the possibility of the 2021 NCAA basketball tournament being cancelled is something athletic directors shudder to think about. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Sep. 2020 But its cultural nationalism is both robust and organic, even among many left-liberal Swiss people who would shudder to think of themselves as nationalists of any kind. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 17 Sep. 2020

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“Shudder to think (of).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shudder%20to%20think%20%28of%29. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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