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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...

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.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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