afraid\ of\ one's\ shadow


afraid\ of\ one's\ shadow
adj. phr. informal
Scared of small or imaginary things; very easily frightened; jumpy; nervous.

Mrs. Smith won't stay alone in her house at night; she is afraid of her own shadow.

Johnny cries whenever he must say hello to an adult; he is afraid of his own shadow.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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