just curl up and die
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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(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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