shame on (someone)

idiom

used to say that someone should feel sorry for doing something wrong
Shame on you for being so rude.

Examples of shame on (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1998, everybody in this country was obsessed with closing down sexuality and heaping shame on sexuality in political life, such as the Clinton scandal. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2024 Although the identities of all the men are hidden, at least part of the reason for publishing the videos appears to be to heap shame on those looking to flee. CNN, 21 Feb. 2024 And shame on the Big Ten and the College Football Playoff Committee for even allowing the Wolverines the opportunity to play for the national championship. Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 But pardon us for not shedding any crocodile tears, and shame on those few officials who have used scare tactics to exaggerate the law’s impact. Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Sun Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024 In a nod to modern sensibilites, there is no shame on anyone unwilling to participate in such a dangerous mission. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 The deaths have brought outrage from bird advocates, shame on social media, disapproval from neighbors and even stronger disapproval from the residents’ own children. Catrin Einhorn Andres Kudacki, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 Well, shame on Speaker McCarthy and the Republicans in Congress, including the nine from New York state who are complaining like crazy about the migrants, but refuse to work with President Biden and come up with a sensible border strategy. CBS News, 1 Oct. 2023 Shortly after, Singh collected her award from an emotional Ora, speaking about the cumulative impact of shame on women. Douglas Greenwood, Vogue, 31 Aug. 2023

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“Shame on (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shame%20on%20%28someone%29. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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