have a yellow streak down (one's) back

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have a yellow streak down (one's) back

To have a tendency to be cowardly or easily frightened. She likes to strut around like she's the boss of the place, but she has a yellow streak down her back if you ever confront her on an issue. He knew what they were doing was wrong, but he has a yellow streak down his back that kept him from intervening.
See also: back, down, have, streak, yellow
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have a yellow streak down one’s back

tv. to be cowardly. (Have got can replace have.) wrong. If you have a yellow streak down your back, you don’t take many risks.
See also: back, down, have, streak, yellow
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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