fight shy of
phrasal to avoid facing or meeting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fight shy of — (something/doing something) to try to avoid something. He fought shy of entering his poems in the competition, although everyone said he should. Ellen fights shy of parties she hates crowds …   New idioms dictionary

  • fight shy of — ► fight shy of avoid through unwillingness. Main Entry: ↑fight …   English terms dictionary

  • fight shy of — FLINCH FROM, demur from, recoil from; have scruples about, have misgivings about, have qualms about, be averse to, be chary of, be loath to, be reluctant to, be disinclined to, be afraid to, hesitate to, baulk at; informal boggle at; archaic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight shy of — {v. phr.} To avoid; escape from. * /Jack always fights shy of anything that even remotely resembles serious work./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fight shy of — {v. phr.} To avoid; escape from. * /Jack always fights shy of anything that even remotely resembles serious work./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fight\ shy\ of — v. phr. To avoid; escape from. Jack always fights shy of anything that even remotely resembles serious work …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fight shy of — be unwilling to undertake or become involved with. → fight …   English new terms dictionary

  • fight shy of — verb To avoid something …   Wiktionary

  • Fight shy of — keep carefully aloof from (a person, affair, etc.) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fight shy of — Australian Slang keep carefully aloof from (a person, affair, etc.) …   English dialects glossary

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