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Chicken Little

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noun

a person who constantly warns that a calamity is imminent; a vociferous pessimist: The Chicken Littles are warning that the stock market will collapse.

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Origin of Chicken Little

From a character in nursery tales (also known as Henny Penny, Chicken-Diddle, or Chicken-Licken) who, when struck on the head by an object from above, panics and believes that the sky is falling
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