hide face in shame
hide (one's) face in shame
To lower one's head or cover one's face, due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his face in shame in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my face in shame as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
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hide one's face in shame
Fig. to cover one's face because of shame or embarrassment. Mary was so embarrassed. She could only hide her face in shame. When Tom broke Ann's crystal vase, he wanted to hide his face in shame.
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