fear for (someone or something)

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fear for (someone or something)

To be concerned or worried about someone or something. I just fear for you going out all alone so late at night. The sight of my boys with a ball in the house makes me fear for all of our valuables!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fear for someone or something

to be afraid for the safety of someone or something; to worry about someone or something. I fear for Tom. He has gone to a very dangerous place. I don't want to go down that rocky trail. I fear for my car.
See also: fear, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Love for God in us should be as spontaneous as the fear for Him. In fact, 'To live with fearAis the final test of maturity' as Edward Weeks noted, and the real pathway to salvation.