chicken out (of of doing something)

chicken out (of of doing something)
ˌchicken ˈout (of sth/of doing sth) derived
(informal) to decide not to do sth because you are afraid

You're not going to chicken out, are you?

Kim put my name down for a sponsored parachute jump but I chickened out at the last moment.

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  • chicken out (of something doing something) — ˌchicken ˈout (of sth/of doing sth) derived (informal) to decide not to do sth because you are afraid • You re not going to chicken out, are you? • Kim put my name down for a sponsored parachute jump but I chickened out at the last moment.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken out — {v. phr.}, {informal} To stop doing something because of fear; to decide not to do something after all even though previously having decided to try it. * /I used to ride a motorcycle on the highway, but I ve chickened out./ * /I decided to take… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken out — {v. phr.}, {informal} To stop doing something because of fear; to decide not to do something after all even though previously having decided to try it. * /I used to ride a motorcycle on the highway, but I ve chickened out./ * /I decided to take… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken\ out — v. phr. informal To stop doing something because of fear; to decide not to do something after all even though previously having decided to try it. I used to ride a motorcycle on the highway, but I ve chickened out. I decided to take flying… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • chicken out — stop doing something because of fear He chickened out of jumping into the lake from the high diving board …   Idioms and examples

  • chicken — chick|en1 [ tʃıkən ] noun ** 1. ) count a bird kept for its eggs and meat. The sound it makes is called clucking. The female chicken is called a hen and the male is called a rooster. A baby chicken is called a chick. a ) uncount the meat of a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chicken — chick|en1 S2 [ˈtʃıkın] n [: Old English; Origin: cicen young chicken ] 1.) a common farm bird that is kept for its meat and eggs →↑hen, cock ↑cock, rooster ↑rooster, chick ↑chick 2.) [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chicken — 1 noun 1 BIRD (C) a common farm bird that is kept for its meat and eggs: He keeps chickens on his farm. see also: hen, cock 1 (1), rooster 2 MEAT (U) the meat from this bird eaten as food: roast chicken | fried chicken | chicken soup 3 SB WHO IS… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chicken — I UK [ˈtʃɪkɪn] / US [ˈtʃɪkən] noun Word forms chicken : singular chicken plural chickens ** 1) a) [countable] a bird kept for its eggs and meat. The sound it makes is called clucking. The female chicken is called a hen and the male is called a… …   English dictionary

  • chicken — /chik euhn/, n. 1. a domestic fowl, Gallus domesticus, descended from various jungle fowl of southeastern Asia and developed in a number of breeds for its flesh, eggs, and feathers. 2. the young of this bird, esp. when less than a year old. 3.… …   Universalium

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