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a yellow streak
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作者:Tom   
2014-05-06 13:57

Meaning: If someone has a yellow streak, they can sometimes act in a cowardly way and not be very brave.

For example:

  • Some people say Jimmy's got a yellow streak a mile wide, but I've never seen anything in him except courage and bravery.

  • Monty says he likes his yellow streak because it keeps him out of trouble. He never gets into fights or has accidents because he's so scared of getting hurt.

Origin: Related to the fact that in European culture the colour yellow has traditionally been associated with cowardice or a lack of bravery. You can see this derivation in other words such as "yellow-bellied", or just "yellow", both of which mean cowardly.


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