chicken out

chicken out
chicken out [v] back out avoid, back down, back pedal*, beg off*, blow it off*, cancel, chicken out*, cop out*, get cold feet*, give up, go back on, recant, renege, resign, scratch, shy from, surrender, throw in the towel*, turn yellow*, weasel out, welsh, wiggle out, withdraw, worm out*; concepts 50,88,121,266,697

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  • Chicken Out — may refer to: Chicken Out (album), a 1994 album by the Ziggens Chicken Out Rotisserie, a chain of fast food restaurants Chicken Out , a song by Gomez from Split the Difference This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title …   Wikipedia

  • chicken out — verb remove oneself from an obligation He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved • Syn: ↑back off, ↑pull out, ↑back down, ↑bow out • Hypernyms: ↑retire, ↑withdraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms chicken out : present tense I/you/we/they chicken out he/she/it chickens out present participle chickening out past tense chickened out past participle chickened out informal to not do something you were… …   English dictionary

  • chicken out — PHRASAL VERB If someone chickens out of something they were intending to do, they decide not to do it because they are afraid. [INFORMAL] [V P of n] His mother complains that he makes excuses to chicken out of family occasions such as weddings …   English dictionary

  • chicken out —    If you chicken out of something, you decide not to do something because you are afraid.     He decided to join a karate class, but chickened out at the last minute …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Chicken Out Rotisserie — Type Private company Industry Restaurants Founded 1991 Headquarters Gaithersburg, Maryland …   Wikipedia

  • Chicken Out (disambiguation) — Chicken Out may refer to: *Chicken Out, an album by The Ziggens released in 1994 *Chicken Out Rotisserie, a Washington, DC area chain of fast food restaurants serving chicken and country style foods * Chicken Out, a song by Gomez from their album …   Wikipedia

  • 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 (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.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken out (of something) — in. to manage to get out of something, usually because of fear or cowardice. □ Come on! Don’t chicken out now! □ Freddy chickened out of the plan at the last minute …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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