123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!
jīng gōng zhī niǎo
Literal Meaning 字面意思
Bird who is frightened by the bow
Someone who has been traumatized by past injuries or experiences, and is therefore nervous and jumpy
Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语
The burnt child dreads the fire; once bitten, twice shy; skittish; jumpy
自从上次打疫苗晕针昏倒后，他有如惊弓之鸟，听到「打针」都会忍不住颤抖。 Ever since he fainted during his vaccination, he's become traumatized and now trembles at the very mention of an injection.