chicken-livered

adj slang colloquial
Easily scared; cowardly.

Joe sure is a chicken-livered guy.

See: chicken-hearted

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

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  • chicken-livered — {adj.}, {slang}, {colloquial} Easily scared; cowardly. * /Joe sure is a chicken livered guy./ See: CHICKEN HEARTED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken-livered — {adj.}, {slang}, {colloquial} Easily scared; cowardly. * /Joe sure is a chicken livered guy./ See: CHICKEN HEARTED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken-livered — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : fainthearted, cowardly * * * /chik euhn liv euhrd/, adj. Informal. timid; fearful; cowardly. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * chickˈen hearted or chickˈen livered adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken-livered — chick•en liv•ered [[t]ˈtʃɪk ənˈlɪv ərd[/t]] adj. inf chicken hearted • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • chicken-livered — adjective Date: 1849 fainthearted, cowardly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chicken-livered — /chik euhn liv euhrd/, adj. Informal. timid; fearful; cowardly. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • chicken-livered — adjective cowardly …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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