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In this lesson, you are going to learn how to use the English phrasal verb ‘Chicken Out’ and it means to be too scared to do something at the last minute and then decide not to do that activity. We have the examples below that are going to help you understand how to use it perfectly!

 

Phrasal Verb: Chicken Out

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Phrasal Verbs Lesson: Chicken Out

Alternative Meaning:  To be too scared to do an activity at the last minute

Example 1:

  • Everyone was jumping off the bridge into the water but Joey chickened out.
  • Everyone was jumping off the bridge into the water but Joey decided not to do it because he was scared.

Example 2:

  • A lot of people want to have their own business but they chicken out when they think about the uncertainty of success.
  • A lot of people want to have their own business but they decide not to because they are scared of not being successful.

 

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