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英語の言い回し No.2

2015年9月6日

”Chicken”

Meaning: Being afraid or scared

Explanation: Chickens are very timid, afraid or scared of many things. It is common to use animals to express traits such as “sly as a fox” or “strong as a bear.”

“There’s nothing to be scared of. Don’t be a chicken.”
“Everyone thinks I’m a chicken because I didn’t go bungee jumping with them.”
“Stop being a chicken and just go.”

A: “Did you ask Martha on a date?”
B: “No. I was about to, but I got a little nervous.”
A: “You’re such a chicken.”
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