Chicken little

Idiom

Chicken Little

Definition

Used to describe a person who is overly anxious and panics easily.

Origin

Derived from Aesop’s fable, The Sky is Falling, where Chicken Little goes around warning everyone that the sky is falling.

Examples

Don’t be a Chicken Little and panic about the test results.

She always reacts like Chicken Little when the slightest thing goes wrong.

FAQs

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Q2

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