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rookie shock

rookie shock
 n.— «So when they get in, they won’t have what I call “rookie shock” or “crowd shock.” They don’t get in front of sixty, seventy thousand people and (pee) down their leg.» —“The 49ers: Q&A with offensive lineman Jonas Jennings” by Matthew Barrows Sacramento Bee (California) Sept. 5, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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