For fear of

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Definition

(I didn't sleep) for fear of (an alien attack): (I didn't sleep) because I was scared, fearful, concerned, worried about (an alien attack)
idiom
I never go outside during the summer for fear of getting sunburned. My skin turns bright red after five minutes in the sun.

Examples

  • "This sheik kept the deposit secret from everyone for fear of an attempt on his life."

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