What does this idiom (I was shaking........ the wind) mean?, Who says that?, What caused him to shake like a leaf in the wind?
This is one question that divided into five questions respectively which its associated to the same idiom.
I'm sorry, but I don't recognize the split cherry tree story. Perhaps if you post a brand-new question featuring the title and author, someone else can help you. If possible, please use the story title as the topic. Thanks!
This is not an idiom but a simile. It may be a rather hackneyed simile because it has been used too often, but it is not an idiom. You do not indicate whether you are referring to a specific literary work, so it is not possible to explain what caused "him" to shake like a leaf in the wind. He could have been frightened, or he could have been very cold. I suppose he might have been suffering from the flu or some other illness.
Just clearing something out which I have forgetten to say it, this simile or Idiom is mentioned in the split cherry tree story, part three!. so could that help you to elaborate more?