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    Smile break out in a cold sweat

    When will you break out in a cold sweat?
    I'll break out in a cold sweat if I've to speak in public and don't know what to talk about.




    Hi,

    Do both of the above sound right? What does "break out in a cold sweat" mean exactly? Thanks.

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    Default Re: break out in a cold sweat

    --I feel, When do you break out in a cold sweat? sounds better.

    --Second option sounds right to me.

    --"Break out in cold sweat" means feeling terrified or nervous. This expression refers to prespiring accompanied by feeling of cold due to fear.

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    Thanks, Shalstudent.
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