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chickenshit

[chik-uh n-shit] /ˈtʃɪk ənˌʃɪt/
noun
1.
boring or annoying details or unimportant tasks.
adjective
2.
obsessed with petty details.
3.
menial or petty.
4.
cowardly or fainthearted.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; Americanism
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chicken shit

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Contemptibly petty or insignificant. For example, He has spent his life making up chicken shit rules that nobody follows anyway. This expression gained currency during World War II, when it was often applied to the enforcement of petty and disagreeable military regulations. [ ; c. 1930 ]
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Cowardly, as in You're not too chicken shit to come along, are you? [ ; mid-1940s ]
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