"to quake like a leaf"
to have your body shake a lot due to being cold, nervous, fearful or upset
Related words and phrases:
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: It is so cold out today.
Friend 2: I know. Even my dog is quaking like a leaf.
Friend 1: Maybe he needs a doggy sweater.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: How is driver education going?
Friend 2: It is interesting that when I practice with friends or my parents that I have no problems. I feel confident and in control. But when I am with the instructor, I get so nervous I quake like a leaf.
Friend 1: Maybe it is the clipboard and the sense of being judged that upsets you.
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: How was your performance review? You are quaking like a leaf.
Colleague 2: I get so distraught reading it. I am always afraid that it will be bad and that I will lose my job.
Colleague 1: And how is it?
Colleague 2: I am too upset to read it.
Quaking like a leaf, I was so cold I had to put on a jacket.
Quaking like a leaf before giving a speech, she needed to calm down.
1) ... and our poor wee dog Lassie would hide under the kitchen table quaking like a leaf until they stopped.
2) ... together because I could easily not have been here. I'm quaking like a leaf.
3) Honestly, I am so humbled and I'm still standing here quaking like a leaf because I don't believe it's really happening.
4) ... crying, shivering, in shock. An American girl is quaking like a leaf. Her face is wet and red. She wants to go back home.
5) I'm quaking like a leaf at the moment... I just need a stiff rum.
6) ... cancer', it gives you a fright, and I was quaking like a leaf but knew I was in good hands.
7) I'm quaking like a leaf but it feels amazing to be recognised by the judges.
8) ... some of her experiences during a whirlwind 12 months. From quaking like a leaf during her maiden speech in Parliament to being asked to give a talk at ...
9) ... said Garcia, wiping tears from her eyes. "I am quaking like a leaf right now."
10) ... privilege to win. "I am delighted, gobsmacked and quaking like a leaf. It's very humbling to be recognised in front of so many successful businesses ...
11) You wake up and know you need another drink because you're quaking like a leaf and you're cold.
12) I'm so excited -- I'm quaking like a leaf.
13) ... may or may not have a gun. While I was quaking like a leaf, they took our phones, and anything else they could find.
14) ... she was "quaking like a leaf" and that the incident was "intimidating for young members of the party".
15) ... mother described her as "white as a sheet" and "quaking like a leaf".
16) ... with a small child that was just terrified, shivering almost, quaking like a leaf.
17) I'm quaking like a leaf, I call my mum and she calms me down, but it's lockdown ...
18) Everybody in Miami right now is quaking like a leaf. People are really worried.
19) ... was traumatic for her. My grandmother was there and she was quaking like a leaf.
20) When I came into the studio, I was quaking like a leaf. I was scared.