fussy as a hen with one chick

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fussy as a hen with one chick

Extremely anxious and overprotective. A: "I can't believe your curfew is only nine o'clock." B: "Yeah, my mom can be fussy as a hen with one chick sometimes."
See also: chick, hen, one
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Ideran has decades of experience working with fussy babies.
"These practices can reinforce fussy eating, increase preferences for unhealthy foods, and lead to excessive weight gain," said lead author Holly Harris of Queensland University of Technology.
The calendar plots the days when the baby will be fussy, and the days when he/she will be all rainbow and sunshine.
| Don't use pressure to encourage eating, as this creates anxiety which can exacerbate fussy eating.
He told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Gino said: "Fussy eating is stupid parents."
To fussy cut the E's, make a template from transparent plastic measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Chiefly a native of the U.S., they (for there are several species and cultivars) are not fussy trees as to their habitat as they are found growing from dry-exposed hillsides to the edges of swamps and borders of streams from southern Canada to Florida.
QMY toddler is driving me crazy with his fussy eating.
Mothers, especially those who are obese, are more likely to use television to entertain and soothe infants who are more fussy and active, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Studies using traditional pain medicines for fussy little babies have shown that they don't work, either, so gas doesn't seem to be actual pain.
Plan well ahead, because lenders are very fussy. Most will credit score you, a process which assumes you are guilty of not being able to handle credit unless you can prove otherwise.
QUARMBY, Katharine (text) Pier Grohler (illus.) Fussy Freya Frances Lincoln, 2008 unpaged $27.95 ISBN 9781845075118 SCIS 1370296