What does the idioms, CHICKEN OUT mean?
In slang, to be chicken,(adjective) or to be a chicken (noun) means to be not brave. Chicken out is the verb form and means to not do something because you lose your courage to do that thing.
- I was planning to ask her for a date, but just at that moment, I chickened out.
- Every time I think about asking the boss for a day off, I chicken out.
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