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scaredy-cat

A person who is easily frightened or needlessly afraid. Greg called Joanne a scaredy-cat because she didn't want to go exploring in the woods after dark.
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I am a scaredy-cat but if one of them asks me to do something legal then I will try, to their enjoyment or, most often, their embarrassment.
"I've always been a bit of a scaredy-cat" - Comedian Alan Carr.
Ralph says that Sam is a scaredy-cat and calls him 'Sam Wuzer,' and laughs that he can rhyme Sam's name with loser.
Sam's mantra is that he is NOT a Scaredy-Cat (except that he is afraid of many things).
Phatty is tired of being a scaredy-cat. He jumps into a laundry bag and escapes to Central Park to stop the bully hawk once and for all.
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Katharine Isabelle, another victim of Nightmare On Elm Street's Freddy and Friday The 13th's Jason, said: "Kelly is a scaredy-cat. She couldn't handle being around Robert Englund (who plays Freddy).
But for a man who rules by fear to show himself up as such a scaredy-cat is a dangerous move.
'I'm big and clumsy, a scaredy-cat and I moan when I don't get to eat right,' he said.
The plot involves Sam proving that he is NOT a scaredy-cat, despite what Ralph Philip Zinkerman the Third (aka the school bully) says.
Bobo's brother chastises him for being a scaredy-cat; Bobo's grandpa, Boo-Dad, knows exactly how to scare the featrful creature away.
She says: "I'm a scaredy-cat and wouldn't do anything if I felt it was out of my control."