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turning tail

phrase
present participle of turn tail

Synonyms & Antonyms of turning tail

to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • You can't go around starting fights and then turning tail when they don't go your way.

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“Turning tail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/turning%20tail. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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