Meaning: Someone who's no longer young.
Example: My grandfather is no spring chicken, that's for sure. Read on
Meaning: to carry on in a disorganised manner
Example: After failing to take her equipment to the lab, Lizzie ran around like a headless chicken while trying to conduct her experiment. Read on
Meaning: act in a frenzied manner
Example: Does he know how to handle the situation? He has been running around all morning like a chicken with its head cut off. Read on
Meaning: do not count on something that has not yet happened
Example: Before committing to make the payment, wait till you receive the money from the bank. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Read on
chicken hearted Meaning: not brave. Example: These chicken hearted bosses always seem to give in at the first sign of a strike.
Meaning: make plans based on events that may or may not happen
Example: It is not good to start counting your chickens when you do not even have the cash to start your own venture. Read on