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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You don't know where to put yourself in the dressing room, everyone youbump into is asking, 'When will you be back?
You don't know where to put yourself in the dressing room, everyone you bump into is asking, 'When will you be back?
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