scaredy-cat


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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 no scaredy-cat. I will fight until justice is prevailed, Khan said vowing to win the by-polls.
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This wasn't the first time scaredy-cat Najwa had her seat abandoned for a backbench view.
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Eisenberg's droll scaredy-cat is a wonderful comic foil for Harrelson's goofball avenger, who is so moved at one point he confides: "I haven't cried like that since Titanic." Bill Murray's cameo as himself is a treat.
So Leonardo comes up with a plan: He'll find the most scaredy-cat kid in the world and "scare the tuna salad out of him!"
The world's fastest land mammal and a deft hunter, the cheetah is also, at heart, a big scaredy-cat. When challenged, it will run, not fight, a trait that inspired a time-proven solution to its conflicts with Namibian farmers: guard dogs for livestock.
"The ghosts of the soul patrol try to take him to the after-life, but they find that he's been kidnapped by the evil Zachariah Kull." The ghost story unfolds from there, but Kat's no scaredy-cat. She says, "The settings are eerie and creepy, but the dialogue is funny--very lighthearted and no blood at all." Definitely more jeer than fear!
It is my observation that there exists in every litter of kittens a spectrum of personality styles running from total scaredy-cat to born friendly or at least bold.
Ralph says that Sam is a scaredy-cat and calls him 'Sam Wuzer,' and laughs that he can rhyme Sam's name with loser.
The plot involves Sam proving that he is NOT a scaredy-cat, despite what Ralph Philip Zinkerman the Third (aka the school bully) says.
Spencer becomes strapping archaeologist Dr Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Fridge is scaredy-cat zoologist Franklin Finbar (Kevin Hart), Bethany is quirky cartographer Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) and Martha is reborn as acrobatic warrior Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan).
Eddie is no scaredy-cat when faced with the massive jumps.
Rating THE VISIT (15) REBECCA (Olivia DeJonge) and her scaredy-cat younger brother Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) prepare to spend a week in the country with grandparents they have never met.