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've done nothing wrong and I don't know where to put myself.
I was so embarrassed I didn't know where to put myself.
My wife Bettie says I'll not know where to put myself before a game because I have always become very focused on gathering as much as I can about players, basically to try and give listeners and viewers as much information as I can about who's playing and what's going on.
I go all self-conscious and I don't know where to put myself.
One wonderful evening, I came out and there was the Fonz (Henry Winkler); well, I didn't know where to put myself.
I'll be taking my autograph book and I won't quite 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.
When I got out and sat up in the dressing room I didn't know where to put myself, I was feeling sick.
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