embarrass (one) about (something)

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embarrass (one) about (something)

To cause one to feel shame about someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "embarrass" and "about." Don't embarrass him about falling down on stage during the talent show—he's upset enough as it is.
See also: embarrass
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embarrass someone about someone or something

to make someone feel bad or ashamed about someone or something. Please don't embarrass me by mentioning my mistake again. There is no need to embarrass her about her unfortunate sister.
See also: embarrass
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The sources added that she just wants to move on from this and go about her life, as she is very embarrassed about everything that has gone on.
I must admit I'm embarrassed about her behaviour myself - she's usually the quiet and shy one - but I think moving house is a bit extreme.
I can't think of any votes I'm particularly embarrassed about.
I literally sat there cringing behind my hands and got very embarrassed about the whole thing, but at least it's all done for a reason."
The 30-year-old now feels embarrassed about the incident.
Embarrassed about the perpetual inability of English footballers to summon the bottle to perform the most basic function of taking a penalty.
There's no reason to be embarrassed about your abode, especially with a friend who likes you for you--not if you sport designer duds or have a butler named Cheeves.
Even Goldenballs, who, let's face it, has already got enough to be embarrassed about, looked embarrassed.