- 胆小如鼠 [dǎn xiǎo rú shǔ]
- as timid [cowardly] as a mouse; as timid as a hare; be a coward; cannot say boo to a goose; chicken-hearted; mouselike timidity:
He remained a mouse in public affairs. 在公众事务上他依然胆小如鼠。
It's no use expecting Arthur to stand up for himself: he's as timid as a mouse. Somebody else will have to protect his interests.
His wife, a strange little mouse, never said anything.
His cowardice in face of the enemy was contemptible.