American Idioms

American Idioms

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YELLOW {HAVE A YELLOW STREAK}
cowardly
1. Peter isn’t brave enough to stand up and fight. He’s
yellow.
2. I bought this big dog for protection from burglars, but he’s a coward. He has a yellow streak a mile long.


YELLOW JOURNALISM
journalism that is exaggerated or unnecessarily sensational
1. Some of the newspapers that are for sale at the checkout counter of the supermarket have headlines that are sensational as well as untrue. They are an example of yellow journalism.
2. Some newspaper reporters resort to yellow journalism to sell more copies of their newspapers. They unnecessarily report the shocking details of events such as murders just to get headlines that catch the eye.
   

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