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shrinking violet

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a shy or reserved person
  • a reality show that wants shameless exhibitionists, not shrinking violets

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The first known use of shrinking violet was in 1915

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“Shrinking violet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shrinking%20violet. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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