Meaning of “leave, go off, etc. with your tail between your legs” in the English Dictionary

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"leave, go off, etc. with your tail between your legs" in British English

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leave, go off, etc. with your tail between your legs

to leave, feeling ashamed and embarrassed because you have failed or made a mistake:

The losing team went off with their tails between their legs.

(Definition of “leave, go off, etc. with your tail between your legs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)