The palsied chicken exists when you get an article of clothing, especially a coat, as a present (holiday, birthday, etc.) and it is too tight, especially in the arms. You either really like it or don't want to hurt the gifter's feelings, and you plan to lose weight soon. The palsied chicken comes into affect when you periodically try on the clothing, and your arms are stuck close to your sides and you flap them trying to wriggle into the top. Hence you look like a chicken with cerebral (or any variety) palsy.
My sister got me a great blazer for Christmas, but i'm still pulling off the palsied chicken and it's February. Damn turkey leftovers.
by KatieMaidenName November 11, 2007