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curl up and die

Used hyperbolically or humorously to emphasize one's extreme embarrassment. If I don't get asked to the prom, I'll be the laughing stock of the whole school. I might as well just curl up and die! When everyone started laughing at me on stage, I thought I would curl up and die.
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curl up and die

Fig. to die. (Often jocular.) When I heard you say that, I could have curled up and died. No, it wasn't an illness. She just curled up and died.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

curl up and die

verb
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(just) curl up and die

1. in. to retreat and die. I was so embarrassed, I thought I would curl up and die.
2. in. to retreat; to withdraw. Don’t just curl up and die! Get in there and fight!
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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