chicken out

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Back-out of an activity because of fear or other mindless reason.
Refuse to keep your word.
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You never told me that you were afraid of water until you backed-out of the fishing trip.

Submitted by WerterBuch on May 17, 2015

Additional definitions for 'chicken out':

chicken outTo shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.
chicken outlack nerves to act
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