gun-shy

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gun-shy

1. Frightened of using a gun or by the sound of one firing. My other three sons all really love to hunt, but Tommy's a little bit gun-shy.
2. Hesitant or wary of something or some action, especially after having previously suffered a negative experience of such. I've been rather gun-shy about driving ever since I got into that car accident last year.
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To navigate that road, the best bet is to employ Master's Voice Gunshy Cure System, which uses state-of-the-art behavior modification methods to gradually re-introduce your pup to gunfire.
If you've got a pup that has developed this affliction, your best bet is to order the Gunshy Cure System, which contains an audio CD that employs behavior modification methods to cure your dog.
He has co-starred on the big screen in Gunshy (Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock), Screamers (Peter Weller), Never On Tuesday (Peter Berg), For the Boys (Bette Midler), Oliver Stone's The Doors (Val Kilmer) and Born on the Fourth of July (Tom Cruise).
5 per cent increase in net profit for the second quarter of this fiscal as a slew of cost-cutting initiatives began to pay off and gunshy customers began to make some decisions.
That short leash may have led the Federal Circuit to be gunshy in the Bilski case, where an overly solicitous opinion resulted in the exact situation it was designed to prevent: another successful Supreme Court appeal.
People are gunshy about where they put their money.
A subsequent lack of acting work in Britain prompted Jonny to make the leap across the pond, but he admits he was a little gunshy.
Greely said he would continue to distribute the guidelines, but added: "It would make you a little gunshy about going, wouldn't it.
Jackson particularly has developed into a devastating performer after beginning the season as a gunshy net player.
STEAL of the season Rod Wallace shot down gunshy Killie as jaded Rangers continued to wade through battle fatigue towards the title.
Many people might have become gunshy from an experience like that.
In one cases, it has made a businessman gunshy when the telephone rings and a reporter is on the line.
One pro says you become so gunshy of the Oakmont greens "you're hitting your second shot before your first one.
I can understand what happened with your female would make you a bit gunshy, but griffons are no worse than most breeds when it comes to aggressive tendencies toward dogs and/or people.