held op sokken*

* hero on socks

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Everyone

(n.) Someone who might pretend to be brave, but is actually really scared and not follow through with any brave acts.

"Onze hond is echt een held op sokken - blaffen naar iedereen die voorbij komt, maar zodra iemand zich omdraait verstopt ze zich achter de bank."

"Our dog is a real hero on socks - barking at everyone who passes, but as soon as someone turns around she's hiding behind the sofa."

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