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In a technical text, I read that author at the end of article says:

If you’re not chicken, do it now!

What means If you’re not chicken?

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closed as general reference by coleopterist, Roaring Fish, Jon Hanna, Kris, Carlo_R. Feb 23 '13 at 11:15

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

You can look up the meaning of chicken by simply looking it up in a dictionary. Voting to close as General Reference. – coleopterist Feb 23 '13 at 7:13
This question may have fared better at the relatively new English Language Learners site. – J.R. Feb 23 '13 at 9:42
up vote 3 down vote accepted

It means "if you're not a coward."

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