I’m Afraid (idiom)

Also: I’m afraid so I’m afraid not Meaning Of Idiom ‘I’m Afraid’ Although ‘I’m afraid’ literally means I am frightened or scared, when used idiomatically it means I’m sorry or I regret. 1Manser, Martin H. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2006. Usage I’m afraid is used as a polite way of expressing regret when informing someone about something … Read more

Afraid Of Your Own Shadow

Also: Frightened of one’s own shadow Meaning of Idiom ‘Afraid of One’s Own Shadow’ To be afraid of one’s (your, his, her) own shadow means to be extremely timid, nervous, fearful, and easily frightened. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 3Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s … Read more