stage fright

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stage + fright

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stage fright (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) A state of nervousness about performing some action in front of a group of people, on or off of a stage; nerves; uncertainty; a lack of self-assurance before an audience.
    I did some guest-speaking at the middle school last year, and I experienced some stage fright before and during my first presentation.

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