out of (one's) shell

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out of (one's) shell

Less shy, reserved, or reticent and in a more sociable, outgoing, or enthusiastic state. Samantha was quite a quiet girl growing up, but she really started coming out of her shell in college. Jack is actually a very funny, engaging guy once he's out of his shell.
See also: of, out, shell
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Auteuil delivers another wonderful performance as the hapless hero who comes out of his shell, by coming out of a closet he never went into.