chicken out

  1. remove oneself from an obligation
    He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved
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How To Use chicken out In A Sentence

  • Don't tell me you all came this far just to chicken out?
  • They're the ones who may change their minds or chicken out.
  • I am often surprised that YouTube videos that are found to be offensive to somebody are yanked from the internet because of a legal complaint (by the offended party). (the most recent was a video mocking a professor from Pennsylvania with regards to Global Warming – it was mocking ‘Hide the Decline’ with music, people in chicken outfits, etc). The Volokh Conspiracy » California Court Rejects Santa Barbara Beach Club’s Attempts to Suppress Criticism
  • I go to unfranchised chicken outlets. Times, Sunday Times
  • Maybe you'll intend to come clean but chicken out.
  • His mother complains that he makes excuses to chicken out of family occasions such as weddings.
  • You are darn right, we chicken out of who we are or what we believe in cos of branding or tagging. Feminism 101: What Feminism is not
  • The course doesn't start until May, so there's still time to chicken out, if need be.
  • So in a bid not to hurt her in that sense, I chicken out of paying her visits.
  • Most of the MPs stick within the rules of course - but wasn't it the most amazing coincidence that before we knew that the Prime Minister was going to 'chicken out' of calling an election please notice that this blog does not use 'bottle out' because of the lavatorial connotations of the phrase MPs were distributing thousands of glossy leaflets and newspapers telling their constituents how fantastically hard they have been working. Archive 2007-11-01
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