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feel small

To feel insignificant or see oneself negatively. After that disastrous meeting with my boss, I've never felt so small in my life. He is such a jerk and always insults her so that she feels small.
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look/feel ˈsmall

(also feel ˈthat high) feel stupid, embarrassed or ridiculous in front of other people: Why did you tell everyone that I’d failed all my school exams? I felt so small.Mrs Jones made him feel that high when she criticized his work in front of everybody.
When using the expression feel that high, you often use your thumb and finger to indicate something small.
See also: feel, look, small
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You don't want to spend the rest of your life feeling small and put down, insecure and empty.
Let us remember Zacchaeus, wellheeled but searching, feeling small but longing just to see Christ.
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Not only were they dreadful in a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough, but the club's glamorous PR team were left feeling small by Diddy David Hamilton.
"I am not willing to subject myself to feeling small in front of the young players that I had hoped to be an example and inspiration to.