Afraid of (one’s) shadow

Do you know the English expression “to be afraid of (one’s) shadow“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Tina: How is your husband? I heard he was attacked when he was walking home from the pub.

Rachel: He’s afraid of his own shadow. Even the smallest thing makes him jump in fright.

Does it mean:

a) have a scary shadow

b) be afraid of people

c) be frightened easily

d) be fearless

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) be frightened easily