yellow streak


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yellow streak (down someone's back)

a tendency toward cowardice. Tim's got a yellow streak down his back a mile wide. Get rid of that yellow streak. Show some courage.
See also: streak, yellow
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It is a solitary, strongly scented flower that is 4-6cm across and deep purple in colour, with a canary yellow streak running the length of each petal.
The31-year--old said:'Klitschko has a yellow streak in him, he does not like it when things get tough.
Giving a rare glimpse of the depth of his confidence ahead of his big night, the normally quietly-spoken 31-year-old from Brixton said: ``Klitschko has a yellow streak in him.
I refer to 'thugitis' - the symptoms being the appearance of a selfish yellow streak which gradually dominates the personality and which, if allowed to develop, becomes chronic and almost impossible to cure.
Frankie, if you haven't got a yellow streak down your back a smile wide, then leave disabled people alone and pick on those who might
It puts forth a solitary, strongly scented flower which is 4-6cm across and deep purple in colour, with a canary yellow streak running the length of each petal.
A THE 1939 classic starred Bert Lahr as the overstuffed moggy with a mile-wide yellow streak.
WHEN it comes to mixing it with the Ministry of Defence, the Government seems to develop a curiously yellow streak.
But stick them out against the likes of Charlton or some tin-pot Israeli part-timers in the UEFA Cup and Umbro may as well knock out kits with a giant yellow streak down the back.
Photo: Bob Ellstrom plays Gary Cooper stand-in Hap Hazard, marshal of Yellow Streak, and Christina Callahan plays his sweetheart, Betsy.
It puts forth a solitary, strongly-scented flower that is deep purple in colour, with a canary yellow streak running the length of
Is he going to make Adams and Co, who are immigrants to the House of Commons, do likewise or has he got a yellow streak down his spine like John Reid and Tony Blair?
It turns out that Ian Paisley has a yellow streak even wider than his orange streak - but what really frightens him is a good old fashioned sex scandal.
It puts forth a solitary, strongly scented flower which is 4cm-6cm across and deep purple in colour, with a canary yellow streak running the length of each petal.
BULLDOG'S yellow streak is revealed in all its glory in tonight's hilarious episode.