a scaredy-cat

a scaredy-cat

  (informal)
someone who is frightened when there is no reason to be
Usage notes: This phrase is used especially by children.
Go on you scaredy-cat, jump in.
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EVEN THOUGH SHE'S A SCAREDY-CAT, SHE LIKES TO BE AROUND PEOPLE.
SAN IGNACIO, Mexico - Call me a scaredy-cat, but there's something unsettling about floating in a skiff the size of a double-wide coffin in a lagoon full of whales.
Katharine Isabelle, another victim of Nightmare On Elm Street's Freddy and Friday The 13th's Jason, said: "Kelly is a scaredy-cat.
But for a man who rules by fear to show himself up as such a scaredy-cat is a dangerous move.
I'm big and clumsy, a scaredy-cat and I moan when I don't get to eat right,' he said.
She says: "I'm a scaredy-cat and wouldn't do anything if I felt it was out of my control.
Segments feature a scaredy-cat being coddled into high-diving into a river (not interesting), a skydiver trapped underneath his plane (sort of interesting but told in a rushed fashion) and a guy tumbling down a mountainside (semi-uninteresting).