Craig – English for today

I got cold feet

Lenka: So did you ask the boss for a raise?
Lukas: I couldn´t get past "how are you".
I went into the office and I got cold feet. I was all set to ask him nicely and show him that I deserved it but I lost my nerve at the last moment.
Lenka: That´s a shame. How did it end?
Lukas: He thanked me for my visit, I smiled and left.
Lenka: Beautiful performance. You should write a textbook on office etiquette.