Yellow-bellied

Idiom

Yellow-bellied

Definition

used to describe someone who is cowardly or lacks courage

Examples

He’s too yellow-bellied to stand up for what he believes in

She was too yellow-bellied to ask for help

Origin

The origin dates back to the early 1900s and is derived from the behavior of certain species of birds

FAQs

What does yellow-bellied mean? It means someone who is cowardly or lacks courage.

What is the origin of the phrase? The origin dates back to the early 1900s and is derived from the behavior of certain species of birds.

How is the phrase used? The phrase is used to describe someone who doesn’t have the courage to do something.