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English definition of “fight shy of”

fight shy of

UK
to try to avoid something: Before this course I'd always fought shy of technology.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of fight shy of from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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