afraid of one's shadow
{adj. phr.}, {informal} Scared of small or imaginary things; very easily frightened; jumpy; nervous. * /Mrs. Smith won't stay alone in her house at night; she is afraid of her own shadow./ * /Johnny cries whenever he must say hello to an adult; he is afraid of his own shadow./

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  • afraid of one's shadow — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Scared of small or imaginary things; very easily frightened; jumpy; nervous. * /Mrs. Smith won t stay alone in her house at night; she is afraid of her own shadow./ * /Johnny cries whenever he must say hello to an adult;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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