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

out of one's shell

see under in one's shell.
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You're looking for someone who encourages them, someone who brings them out of their shell.
Cardiff Caf Rouge manager Andra Pisarenoka said: "This year's snail hunt is expected to bring lots of prize-hungry people out of their shells -we have some fantastic goodies up for grabs.