break out in a cold sweat

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angliholic

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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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--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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