Meaning of “be like a deer/rabbit caught in the headlights” in the English Dictionary

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"be like a deer/rabbit caught in the headlights" in British English

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be like a deer/rabbit caught in the headlights

to be so frightened or surprised that you cannot move or think:

Each time they asked him a question he was like a deer caught in the headlights.

(Definition of “be like a deer/rabbit caught in the headlights” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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