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English idioms related to Feelings - Shame & Embarrassment

Explore English idioms regarding shame and embarrassment with examples like "eat humble pie" and "red in the face".

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English idioms related to Feelings
to spare one's blushes
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to avoid doing or saying something that would embarrass someone
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to make a spectacle of oneself
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to behave in a very foolish and embarrassing way in the presence of others
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the ground open up and swallow sb
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used to wish that one could disappear or not have existed at all so as not to have to tolerate such embarrassment
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(as) red as a beet
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turning red in the face out of embarrassment
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(as) red as a cherry
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used to describe someone who is extremely red in the face due to embarrassment
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to swallow one's pride
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to have no choice but to do something that is embarrassing in one's standards
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to put one's foot in one's mouth
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to do or say something that leads to someone's embarrassment
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egg on one's face
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a situation in which one is badly embarrassed because of what one did or said
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to eat dirt
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to regret or feel bad about what one has said earlier
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to eat humble pie
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to admit one's mistakes or accept a humiliating situation or defeat
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red in the face
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feeling severely ashamed or embarrassed
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