not know where to put (oneself)

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not know where to put (oneself)

To feel particularly awkward, uncomfortable, or embarrassed. My father-in-law's speech was so cringeworthy that I didn't know where to put myself.
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not know where to put yourself

feel deeply embarrassed. informal
1986 Robert Sproat Stunning the Punters He was begging and pleading with me…with tears rolling down his cheeks so I didn't know where to put myself.
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It shook me, I didn't know where to put myself for two days, I couldn't do anything.
I was so embarrassed I didn't know where to put myself.
Cathy said yesterday: "When I realised what I'd done in the bank, I was so embarrassed I didn't know where to put myself.
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