with one's tail between one's legs

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

: 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.

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“With one's tail between one's legs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20one%27s%20tail%20between%20one%27s%20legs. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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