- 战战兢兢 [zhàn zhàn jīng jīng]
- （怕得发抖） trembling with fear; be afraid and trembling; be in a blue funk; be in a twitter; have one's heart in one's boots; quake with consternation; shake with terror; tremble with fright [terror; fear]; tremblingly watchful; quake in one's shoes; nervous; with fear and trepidation:
On hearing the news all of them were trembling with fear. 听到消息他们无不战战兢兢。- (小心谨慎地) with caution; gingerly; with the most meticulous care:
They went to the teacher in fear and trembling to tell her that they'd broken a window.