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English definition of “toe-curling”

toe-curling

adjective   /ˈtəʊˌkɜː.lɪŋ/ US  /ˈtoʊˌkɝː-/ UK informal
making you feel extremely embarrassed and ashamed for someone else: I saw the worst comedy act I've ever seen last night - it was absolutely toe-curling!Embarrassing toe-curlingly /-li/ adverb UK informal Why are most media interviews so toe-curlingly embarrassing?
(Definition of toe-curling adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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