- 呆若木鸡 [dāi ruò mù jī]
- dumb as a wooden chicken; as dumb as a piece of wood; as motionless as a wooden image; be insensate like a wooden chicken; be paralyzed with fear; be rooted to the spot;dumbstruck;dumbfounded;petrified rivet [root] to the ground [spot]; remain in a state of stupefaction; spaced-out; stand (motionless) like a statue; stand like a log; stand still like a piece of wood; stand transfixed [stock-still] like a bale of wood; transfixed (with fear or amazement):
Terror rooted him to the ground. 他吓得呆若木鸡。
That boy stood stock still, too terrified to breathe.