yellow streak

noun Informal.
a trait of cowardice in a person's character.

1910–15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To yellow streak
World English Dictionary
yellow streak
informal a cowardly or weak trait, characteristic, or flaw in a person's nature

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature