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wimp out

informal
phrasal verb with wimp uk   us   /wɪmp/ verb
to decide not to do something because you are too frightened: I was going to do a parachute jump but I wimped out at the last minute.
Translations of “wimp out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 因恐懼而不做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 因恐惧而不做……
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