驚弓之鳥

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See also: 惊弓之鸟

Chinese[edit]

 
to startle; to be frightened; to be scared; alarm
a bow (weapon) 's; him/her/it; this bird; penis
trad. (驚弓之鳥)
simp. (惊弓之鸟)
Literally: “a bird frightened by [the mere sound of] a bow [that shoots arrows]”.

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Idiom[edit]

驚弓之鳥

  1. panic-stricken person; someone who is easily frightened due to past experiences of attack or shock