chicken-shit

chickenshit

[chik-uhn-shit] Slang: Vulgar.
noun
1.
boring or annoying details or unimportant tasks.
adjective
2.
obsessed with petty details.
3.
menial or petty.
4.
cowardly or fainthearted.

Origin:
1945–50; Americanism

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chickenshit

noun
a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear 
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