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curl up and die

informal
to feel very ashamed and sorry: I just wanted to curl up and die when I spilled coffee on their new carpet!
(Definition of curl up and die from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “curl up and die”
in Chinese (Simplified) 羞愧难过, 羞愧得无地自容…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞愧難過, 羞愧得無地自容…
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