fight shy of

fight shy of
(to avoid: He fought shy of introducing her to his wife.) genere sig for; prøve at undgå
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(to avoid: He fought shy of introducing her to his wife.) genere sig for; prøve at undgå

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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 — Synonyms and related words: avoid, blench, boggle, demur, falter, fight shy of, flinch, give place to, hang back, hang off, have qualms, hesitate, hold aloof, hold off, jib, jump, jump a mile, keep aloof, keep away from, keep clear of, keep from …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fight shy —    If you fight shy of something, such as a task, a problem or a duty, you want to avoid doing it or you are unwiling to confront it.     He had money problems for years but he fought shy of asking his children for help …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fight shy of something — british phrase if you fight shy of something, you do not feel willing to do it because it might cause problems for you Thesaurus: unwillingness and to be unwillingsynonym Main entry: fight …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight shy of something — 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 doing something — 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 something doing something — fight ˈshy of sth/of doing sth f20 idiom to be unwilling to accept sth or do sth, and to try to avoid it • Successive governments have fought shy of such measures. Main entry: ↑fightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight shy of of doing something — fight ˈshy of sth/of doing sth f20 idiom to be unwilling to accept sth or do sth, and to try to avoid it • Successive governments have fought shy of such measures. Main entry: ↑fightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight shy of something — British if you fight shy of something, you do not feel willing to do it because it might cause problems for you …   English dictionary

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