cold sweat


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cold sweat

n.
A reaction to nervousness, fear, pain, or shock, characterized by simultaneous perspiration and chill and cold moist skin.
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This means that people experiencing a cold sweat may have skin that is clammy and cool, and they may report feeling cold.
COLD SWEATS IF skin is cold and clammy and a person is experiencing cold sweats, this can be a warning sign of sepsis, or a diabetic hypoglycaemic attack.
It often imagines it will end up sitting permanently in an office on its own, with everyone else down the boozer [we're there now, loser: all your fears have materialised--Ed], while it is drenched in a cold sweat before a glitzy PR do in the City upon thinking of how it will be cold-shouldered.
And if just the thought of giving up your sugary vice causes you to break into a cold sweat, then it's time to take action.
at night in deep cold sweat / dreams she's a sea monster
If you're the sort of person who comes out in a cold sweat at the prospect of putting up a curtain pole, watch and be amazed as massive concrete platforms and sections of escalator are lowered deep underground through an opening nicknamed "a molehole".
Other symptoms of ACS include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, becoming lightneaded, and pain in the left arm or shoulder.
The report claimed Brits are continuing to live up to their "straight-laced, conservative stereotype", with women breaking out into a cold sweat at the thought of discussing their sex lives with men.
THE very idea of standing in front of hundreds of people, belting out a tune probably leaves most people in a cold sweat.
Ross Kemp Back on the Frontline (Sky1, 9pm) GIVEN that he still wakes in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, it's surprising that Ross Kemp is heading back to the danger-zone.
SUNDAY'S Spanish Grand Prix result will have had many of the team bosses in a cold sweat.
I still wake up sometimes in a cold sweat, wondering if I've got enough.