quake like a leaf

quake like a leaf


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)

What does the idiom ‘quake like a leaf’ mean?

The idiom quake like a leaf means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘quake like a leaf’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘quake like a leaf’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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