(one's) tail between (one's) legs

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(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.
See also: between, leg, tail
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