the earth/ground/floor opens Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “the earth/ground/floor opens” in the English Dictionary

"the earth/ground/floor opens" in British English

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the earth/ground/floor opens

You say that you ​wish the ​earth/​floor/​ground would open (up) if you are so ​embarrassed that you ​wantsuddenly to ​disappear: At that ​moment the ​bosswalked in, and I just ​wanted the ​ground to open up and ​swallow me.
(Definition of the earth/ground/floor opens from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the earth/ground/floor opens”
in Chinese (Simplified) (指尴尬得希望)地面裂开(使自己消失)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (指尷尬得希望)地面裂開(使自己消失)…
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“the earth/ground/floor opens” in British English

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