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So apparently a chicken is not a brave animal. If you "chicken out," you act in a cowardly/fearful manner. I was going to dive into the pool from the diving board, but at the last second, I chickened out.
There many idioms with the word cold. Here are just a few: a cold snap - a period of unusually cold weather catch a cold - get infected with the cold virus give someone the cold shoulder - treat someone with a cool attitude, reject someone go cold turkey - quit something suddenly
If you "got cold feet," you suddenly became too scared todosomethingyouhadplannedtodo,especiallysomethingimportant. If you "call something off," you cancel it. For example: He got cold feet two days before the wedding and called it off.
Are you happy today? What are some idioms that can describe your happiness? If you are experiencing an extreme state of happiness, you can say that you are: "on top of the world, "on cloud nine," "over the moon," or even "in seventh heaven." You can also use some of these animal-related idioms to describe your contentment by saying that you are "happy as a clam," "having a whale of a time," or "buzzing" (like a bee would). What is the color associated with happiness? Well, that would be pink, in that if you are pleased with something, like a dinner offer, you say that you are "tickled pink."
Whoever decided that clams are so happy?! They end up being eaten in a chowder.
If someone tells you not to cry "over spilled milk," this means you should not get upset about mistakes, especially minor ones, that have occurred and cannot be reversed. For example: Little Sam broke her grandmother's flower pot while playing. Grandmother consoled the crying child, and instead of getting angry she told Sam: "It's no use crying over spilled milk."