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English definition of “curl up and die”

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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!
Translations of “curl up and die”
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞愧難過, 羞愧得無地自容…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羞愧难过, 羞愧得无地自容…
(Definition of curl up and die from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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