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tail between one's legs

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  It has been requested that this entry be moved to with one's tail between one's legs(+).

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tail between one's legs (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) A reaction to a confrontation, specifically one with excessive shame and hurt pride.
    He retreated from the fight with his tail between his legs.
    He came back home, tail between his legs.

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