White-feather meaning

A sign of cowardice.
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An indication of cowardice.
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show the white feather
  • To act like a coward.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

show the white feather

Origin of white-feather

  • From the belief that a gamecock with a white feather in its tail was a poor fighter
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition