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headless chicken

noun

a panic-stricken person who is behaving illogically

Examples

At holiday time, she runs around like a headless chicken.

Word Origin

alluding to a chicken's behavior after its head is cut off

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headless chicken

noun

A panic-stricken person who is behaving illogically: running around like a headless chicken at holiday time

[1993+; alluding to a chicken's behavior after its head is cut off]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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