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have a yellow belly
To tend to act in a cowardly manner. Of course Tom didn't come and defend his views at the rally—he has a yellow belly!
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have a yellow bellyand have a yellow streak down one's back
Fig. to be cowardly. Tex has a yellow streak down his back a mile wide. He's afraid to cross the street!
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