shake in (one's) shoes

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shake in (one's) shoes

To be very nervous or afraid, often visibly so. That poor kid is shaking in his shoes up there on stage. I may seem confident when I'm leading a training seminar, but I'm really shaking in my shoes most of the time.
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shake (or quake) in your shoes (or boots)

tremble with apprehension.
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Although Gilles Muller was 9 when Agassi won his first grand-slam title, the 75th-ranked player in the world won't be shaking in his shoes when he takes his place on the opposite side of the net today for the Mercedes-Benz Cup final.
Somers, prone to self-deprecation, said she's sure Nike CEO Phil Knight was not exactly shaking in his shoes at the loss of one little-known Olympian he couldn't bring into the fold.