to wimp out meaning?

0 votes

What's the meaning of "to wimp out" idiom? Please give me some examples!

asked in Education by

6 Answers

0 votes

Idiom Scenario 1:


Two young boys are standing at the edge of a cliff.  At the bottom of the cliff is a deep pool of water.  The boys have been trying to find the courage to jump off the cliff into the water for more than a month ...
First Boy:      "OK.  I'm going to jump.  Are you ready?"
Second Boy:  "I don't know.  I'm not sure."
First Boy:       "We agreed that we would jump together.  Are you wimping out?"
Second Boy:   "I am too afraid.  I can't do it."
The first boy jumps into the water and yells up to the second boy ...
                         "Come on, you coward!  Jump!"


answered by
0 votes

Idiom Scenario 2:


It's Friday night and time to party ...
Friend One:  "Ready to go out and party?"
Friend Two:  "I don't know.  I'm feeling kind of tired."
Friend One:  "But we've been looking forward to going out all week."
Friend Two:  "I think I'll just stay in and watch TV."
Friend One:  "I can't believe you are going to wimp out!"

answered by
0 votes

Idiom Usage:

To wimp out is an informal idiom most commonly used among young people or close male friends.
 
answered by
0 votes

 

Idiom Conjugations:

 
answered by
0 votes

Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Wimping out is what cowards and lazy people do.
 
answered by
0 votes

Idiom Definition:


"to wimp out"
to not do something because of cowardice or lack of conviction
 
Synonyms: abandon, accede, acquiesce, balk, cancel, cave, chicken, coward, cowardice, demur, fear, fearfulness, give, gutless, recant, recoil, renege, resign, retreat, submit, surrender, timid, withdraw, yellow, yield
 
 

The little girl is refusing to cross the swinging bridge because she is too afraid.  She is wimping out.   A little girl is sitting down on a swinging bridge.  SHe has a look of fear on her face while an older boy is standing with a look of exasperation on his face.
 


answered by
DesignsShirt
Design your Own Team Apparel