fraidy cat

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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

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
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There are options available to help an 1-year-old leave an unwanted marriage, according to Unchained at Last founder Fraidy Reiss, such as domestic violence shelters and legal representation, but "almost all those avenues are closed to us when a 17 year old reaches out to us or younger.
The Joint Kitchen: A Handbook for Orthopaedic Inventors and Fraidy Cats Facing a Knee or Hip Replacement
We cannot solve the child marriage problem globally if we don't first solve it here in the United States," Fraidy Reiss, the founder and executive director of the organization Unchained at Last, stressed whose organization helps girls and women plan their escape from forced marriages.
Those are precisely the reasons marriages for even 17-year-olds are problematic, according to Fraidy Reiss, who founded Unchained at Last to fight forced marriage and child marriage.
The judicial review process is evil, because it puts the onus on a 17-year-old girl to find a way out of this situation," says Fraidy Reiss, founder and executive director of Unchained at Last.
The results were excellent, so there were only a few times when we needed to send Fraidy the Lab on a merry chase through the woods to collect a cripple.
One graduate blasted Ateneo for taking such a fraidy cat stance against a ruthless dictatorship.
Cassell Dictionary of Slang, Jonathon Green, 1998] Often used in fraidy cat, a coward.
After his victory, no one thought he was a fraidy mouse anymore.
13 June 2010: Frances Baer, Sarah Bond, Adina Laury, Boris Cheysvin, Fraidy Diamond, Chavsie Honickman, Yael Jacob, Lazar Khaimov, Yael Levin, Chris O'Connor, Bella Pilicer, Kayla Salzman, Sara Shilcrat, Abra Singerman, Shira Soroka, Rachel Spivack, Cindy Steinmetz, James Surace, Gitty Weber, Flora Weinfeld, Esther Weissman.
The story is simple and straightforward, focusing on the group's efforts to rescue Pamela Fraidy from a leggy spider, in the process landing themselves in some unusual and hilarious situations, such as squeezing together into the larder as each seeks somewhere to be alone to think.
She performs this charity in the "strew of rubble" as a way of forcing herself to overcome an irrational fear of infection: "she saw herself, the fraidy child who must face the real terror of the streets to cure the linger of destruction inside her.
Sewagespill Swamp" - Madame Lady L' Fraidy and the Zombie Brothers read cards, perform dark comedy and tell jokes.