frightened of (one's) (own) shadow

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frightened of (one's) (own) shadow

Easily or constantly spooked, nervous, timid, afraid, or fearfully suspicious. I can't say I have much faith in Johnny helping us on this expedition—that boy's frightened of his own shadow! You can't live life frightened of your shadow—you need to get out into the world and taste adventure!
See also: frighten, of, shadow
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She seems too quiet and frightened of her own shadow.
Sophie is described as being frightened of her own shadow while Penny thinks she can take on the world.
Rosemary said: ''When I first took Tabu home she could barely walk and she was frightened of her own shadow.
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