fraidy cat

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fraidy cat

A person who is easily frightened or needlessly afraid. Greg called Joanne a fraidy cat because she didn't want to go exploring in the woods after dark.
See also: cat
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fraidy cat

Fig. a coward; a person who is frightened of everything. (Used in children's taunts.) Don't be a fraidy cat. Go ahead, jump! Carl is such a fraidy cat. He rums inside when it starts to rain.
See also: cat
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fraidy cat

(ˈfredi...)
n. a coward; a person who is frightened of everything. (Used in children’s taunts.) Don’t be a fraidy cat. Go ahead, jump!
See also: cat
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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