pale at the thought of (something)

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pale at the thought of (something)

To be made fearful, nervous, or sickened by thinking about something happening. I know that David pales at the thought of flying in an airplane. We paled at the thought of shutting down the company that our great-great-grandfather created.
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Anyone who pales at the thought of messing with G&S might be tempted to stay at home with their D'Oyly Carte collection.