• CALL OFF THE DOGS

    said when you want someone to stop criticizing you.

    e.g. Please, call off the dogs. I apologize for what I have done.

  • CASH COW

    someone or something which is a dependable source of appreciable amounts of money; a moneymaker.

    e.g. The type writers production which had been their cash cow for so many years witnessed a collapse of sales.

  • CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE

    Why aren’t you speaking?

    e.g. Tell us about the trip. What happened? What’s the matter? A cat got your tongue!

  • CHICKEN OUT

    To refuse to do something because of fear.

    e.g. He chickened out just at the time they were taking him to operating theatre.

  • CHICKEN-HEARTED

    not brave.

    e.g. They are just chicken-hearted boys. They can’t defend themselves from any attacks.

  • COUNT ONE’S CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH

    To assume success too early, before it is certain.

    e.g. It’s too soon to cry victory. Don’t count your chicken before they hatch!

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