with one's tail between one's legs

Definition of with one's tail between one's legs

  1. :  with a feeling of being embarrassed or ashamed especially because one has been defeated He lost the fight and went home with his tail between his legs.

Word by Word Definitions

tailplay
  1. :  the rear end or a process or prolongation of the rear end of the body of an animal

    :  something resembling an animal's tail in shape or position: such as

    :  a luminous stream of particles, gases, or ions extending from a comet especially in the antisolar direction

  1. :  to follow for purposes of surveillance

    :  to connect end to end

    :  to remove the tail of (an animal) :  dock

  1. :  entail

  1. :  limited as to tenure :  entailed

legplay legs
  1. :  a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: such as

    :  one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot

    :  the part of such a limb between the knee and foot

  1. :  to use the legs in walking

    :  run

  1. : legal

    : legato

    : legislative; legislature


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