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stage fright

An intense fear or anxiety from or about standing in front of a large group of people to give a performance or speech. I've always wanted to be a musician, but my stage fright always kept me from pursuing it too seriously. They want me to give a speech after I accept the award. I just hope I don't get stage fright once I'm up there!
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stage fright

Acute nervousness when performing or speaking before an audience, as in When John first had to present his findings to the board of directors, stage fright made him stutter . [Second half of 1800s]
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