pale at the notion of (something)

pale at the notion of (something)

To be made fearful, nervous, or sickened by thinking about something happening. I know that David pales at the notion of flying in an airplane. We paled at the notion of shutting down the company that our great-great-grandfather created.
See also: notion, of, pale
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