To tremble violently with fear or nervousness.
My brother is so strong and scary-looking that he leaves people quaking like a leaf when he threatens them.
I was quaking like a leaf when I went up to deliver my speech.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘quake like a leaf’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘quake like a leaf’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.