Значение идиомы in one’s shell

[in one’s shell] or [into one’s shell] {adv.} or {adj. phr.},{informal} In or into bashfulness; into silence; not sociable;unfriendly.

After Mary’s mother scolded her, she went into hershell.

The teacher tried to get Rose to talk to her, but shestayed in her shell.

Contrast: OUT OF ONE’S SHELL.


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