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yellow streak

noun, Informal.
a trait of cowardice in a person's character.
Origin of yellow streak
1910-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for yellow streak
  • Running upward and slightly forward from the umbo is a reddish-yellow streak produced by the manubrium of the malleus.
  • Golden light falls on her ample belly, further emphasized by a yellow streak.
  • It has a pale yellow streak, a vitreous luster, and is transparent.
  • The long, pointed, pectoral fins are bluish with a yellow streak near the center.
  • But they have a yellow streak a mile wide in making it mandatory for our kids.
  • It may contain soft lumps that produce a yellow streak when crushed.
  • The legs are of a pale pink coloration, and often there is a pale yellow streak visible over the eye, especially in summer.
British Dictionary definitions for yellow streak

yellow streak

(informal) a cowardly or weak trait, characteristic, or flaw in a person's nature
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