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What does once bitten, twice shy mean?

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once bitten, twice shy

If someone is said to be once bitten, twice shy, it means that once someone was hurt by something or someone, they will be afraid to try it again.


Since Leila broke up with her boyfriend, she has become very cautious about starting any new relationship. Once bitten, twice shy, you know!

This idiom is in the numbers category

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