fraid-cat

• fraidy-cat
• fraid-cat
• scaredy cat
• scared cat
noun informal
A shy person; someone who is easily frightened. - Usually used by or to children.

Tom was a fraidy-cat and wouldn't go in the water.


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

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  • fraidy-cat — • fraidy cat • fraid cat • scaredy cat • scared cat noun informal A shy person; someone who is easily frightened. Usually used by or to children. Tom was a fraidy cat and wouldn t go in the water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scared\ cat — • fraidy cat • fraid cat • scaredy cat • scared cat noun informal A shy person; someone who is easily frightened. Usually used by or to children. Tom was a fraidy cat and wouldn t go in the water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scared-cat — • fraidy cat • fraid cat • scaredy cat • scared cat noun informal A shy person; someone who is easily frightened. Usually used by or to children. Tom was a fraidy cat and wouldn t go in the water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scaredy-cat — • fraidy cat • fraid cat • scaredy cat • scared cat noun informal A shy person; someone who is easily frightened. Usually used by or to children. Tom was a fraidy cat and wouldn t go in the water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fraidy-cat — or[fraid cat] or[scaredy cat] or[scared cat] {n.}, {informal} A shy person; someone who is easily frightened. Usually used by or to children. * /Tom was a fraidy cat and wouldn t go in the water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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