Why do we call it 'chickening out'?
8 November 2019, 15:35
Why do we refer to someone being cowardly as a 'chicken'?
Mystery Hour Question
Why do we call it 'chickening out'? Amy, Tooting
Name: James O' Brien, LBC
Answer: Normally if you try to catch a chicken, the chicken would run away, so running away has become synonymous with 'chickening out'.