Meaning of “come out of your shell” in the English Dictionary

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"come out of your shell" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “come out of your shell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come out of your shell" in American English

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come out of your shell

to become more comfortable and friendly with people:

It took Dan a few weeks to come out of his shell, but he's doing well now.

(Definition of “come out of your shell” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)