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English definition of “come out of your shell”

come out of your shell

(also bring sb out of their shell)
If you come out of your shell, you become more interested in other people and more willing to talk and take part in social activities, and if someone brings you out of your shell, they cause you to do this: Derek has really come out of his shell since he started working here.
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