Meaning of AFRAID OF ONE'S SHADOW in English

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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