chicken-hearted


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chicken-hearted

cowardly. Yes, I'm a chicken-hearted softie. I never try anything too risky.

chicken-hearted

  (American)
not brave These chicken-hearted bosses always seem to give in at the first sign of a strike.

chicken-hearted

mod. cowardly. He’s chicken-hearted, but I still love him.
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AD 68 Rome's chicken-hearted Emperor Nero committed suicide, aged 32, after the Senate had declared him a public enemy.
He needs to get his facts right before he starts calling Newcastle voters chicken-hearted.
SUNDAY AD 68 Rome's chicken-hearted Emperor Nero committed suicide, aged 32, after the Senate had declared him a public enemy.
The Congress wasn't even attacked by anthrax, unlike the Senate, but its chicken-hearted reaction stoked the fear of wholesale biological warfare.
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Equity's Scooby-Doo line includes plush and action figures based on the chicken-hearted Great Dane, one of the most popular animated characters on television.
Kids and parents alike love this chicken-hearted dog and his band of sleuths," said Len Bertolini, Suncast's sales manger.
Managers are blaming referees because they are chicken-hearted and they won't categorically blame their players openly" Former FIFA referee Roger Milford hits out at whingeing managers.