- 胆战心惊 [dǎn zhàn xīn jīng]
- tremble with fear [fright]; shake [shiver] in one's boots; be all of a jump; be thrown into panic; chilled with fear; nervous and jumpy; panic-stricken; panic-struck; be terror-stricken:
strike terror into sb.; be terrifying; 使人胆战心惊
The bombing attack struck fear into their hearts. 轰炸使他们胆战心惊。
Meeting his mother-in-law for the first time was a prospect at which he paled.
He was frightened at the thought of his coming examination.