like a chicken with its head cut off

idiom

: excited and confused
He was running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

Examples of like a chicken with its head cut off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s depression that can look more frantic, kind of like a chicken with its head cut off. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2023 But the real Zach Wilson showed up in the second half, throwing two bad interceptions and running around wildly like a chicken with its head cut off. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Oct. 2022 Jim Gould feels a bit like a chicken with its head cut off. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Aug. 2021

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“Like a chicken with its head cut off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20a%20chicken%20with%20its%20head%20cut%20off. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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