chicken-hearted

adj
Cowardly; excessively timid.

"Come on, let's get on that roller coaster," she cried. "Don't be so chicken-hearted."

See: chicken-livered

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

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  • chicken-hearted — {adj.} Cowardly; excessively timid. * / Come on, let s get on that roller coaster, she cried. Don t be so chicken hearted. / See: CHICKEN LIVERED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken-hearted — {adj.} Cowardly; excessively timid. * / Come on, let s get on that roller coaster, she cried. Don t be so chicken hearted. / See: CHICKEN LIVERED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken-hearted — ☆ chicken hearted [chik′ənliv΄ərdchik′ənhärt΄id] adj. cowardly; timid: also ☆ chicken livered [chik′ənliv΄ərd] …   English World dictionary

  • chicken-hearted — mod. cowardly. □ Yes, I’m a chicken hearted softie. I hope you don’t want to make something of it. □ He’s chicken hearted, but I still love him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Chicken-hearted — chickenhearted chickenhearted, Chicken hearted Chick en heart ed, a. Timid; fearful; cowardly; easily frightened. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chicken-hearted — adjective not brave; lacking courage; cowardly These chicken hearted bosses always seem to give in at the first sign of a strike …   Wiktionary

  • chicken-hearted — American not brave. These chicken hearted bosses always seem to give in at the first sign of a strike …   New idioms dictionary

  • chicken-hearted — chicken heartedly, adv. chicken heartedness, n. /chik euhn hahr tid/, adj. Informal. timid; fearful; cowardly. [1675 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • chicken-hearted — chicken heartedly, adv. chicken heartedness, n. /chik euhn hahr tid/, adj. Informal. timid; fearful; cowardly. [1675 85, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken hearted — adj. (Slang) not brave; cowardly; missing courage; fearful …   English contemporary dictionary

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