By giving him, so to speak, a definite position, I shall put him out of suspense and set his mind at rest, so that he will retreat into his shell
. They say that at Sevastopol, soon after Alma, the clever people were in a terrible fright that the enemy would attack openly and take Sevastopol at once.
The fiasco in France, with England knocked out in the last 16 by Iceland, was Alli's first major tournament with his country and it would have been easy to retreat into his shell
For youngster McIlroy, playing in his first Ryder Cup, the fear was he'd retreat into his shell
after two such bodyblows.
Palermo defender Simon Kjaer has promised to dish out a few whacks to Ronaldo and there is still the nagging fear that the world's most expensive footballer could retreat into his shell
as he occasionally does when the stakes are massive.
Kidney said: "He missed those penalties but didn't retreat into his shell
. When we needed that last penalty he didn't shirk it.
But Friend refuses to retreat into his shell
and wants to have a regular crack at the Championship instead of warming the bench.
The pair play second on centre court today and British number three Bogdanovic knows he must not retreat into his shell
if he is to upset the big-hitting American.
Everybody wants to see wide players running at defenders and getting shots and crosses in, but he got himself into such a state because of what was coming from the stands that he started to retreat into his shell
Only when the discussion touched too closely on the progress of his writing did Bernhard retreat into his shell
. In the long prose piece Ja (1978), Bernhard memorialized the man who long served as his access to mundane reality as well as a shield against its unwanted intrusions in the fictional real-estate agent Moritz.
But Arkins is never the sort to retreat into his shell
. And on 65 minutes he knocked in a critical goal from an infinitely harder chance.
His response was to retreat into his shell
, which encouraged bullying despite the school's attempts to prevent it.
The Reds will be rightly feeling good about themselves after winning 2-1 in Barcelona in the first leg, but I'd be worried that Rafa Benitez might retreat into his shell
Viduka made it two, with a powerful header, just seconds after a miss which could have seen him retreat into his shell
STEVE McCLAREN is ready to retreat into his shell
and that is good news for prospective Everton backers.
And that, Hakkinen's doubters insist, has made him sulk and retreat into his shell