Chicken

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chickens come home to roost

Meaning: everyone eventually faces the consequences of their actions.

Example: After years of exploiting others, his wealth vanished overnight, and the chickens came home to roost. Read more ➺


chicken hearted

Meaning: not brave.

Example: Daisy was too chicken-hearted in the meeting to speak up, even though she knew the board was making the wrong decision. Read more ➺


no spring chicken

Meaning: Someone who's no longer young.

Example: My grandfather is no spring chicken, that's for sure. Read more ➺


running around like a headless chicken

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 more ➺


like a chicken with its head cut off

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 more ➺


don’t count your chickens before they hatch

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 more ➺


count chicken

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 more ➺


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