(one's) tail between (one's) legs(redirected from one's tail between one's legs)
(one's) tail between (one's) legs
Displaying or exuding noticeable or obvious embarrassment or shame, especially after losing or having to admit that one was wrong. Likened to a dog literally putting its tail between its legs after being disciplined or overpowered. Once the meeting ended, poor Jeff practically ran away with his tail between his legs after being called out on all his miscalculations. Seth knows he's wrong, and he loves you, so it's only a matter of time till he shows up, his tail between his legs. A: "Guess who's back with her tail between her legs!" B: "Oh, could it be the girl who said she could run all these reports without any of our help?"
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