out of one's shell


out of one's shell
{adv. phr.}, {informal} Out of one's bashfulness or silence; into friendly conversation. - Usually used after "come". * /John wouldn't come out of his shell and talk to the boys and girls at the party./ * /The other girls tried to draw Ella out of her shell, but without success./ Contrast: IN ONE'S SHELL.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • out of one's shell — out of one s silence or shyness, into friendly conversation We got her out of her shell and she decided to join in with the rest of the group …   Idioms and examples

  • out of one's shell — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Out of one s bashfulness or silence; into friendly conversation. Usually used after come . * /John wouldn t come out of his shell and talk to the boys and girls at the party./ * /The other girls tried to draw Ella out of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out\ of\ one's\ shell — adv. phr. informal Out of one s bashfulness or silence; into friendly conversation. Usually used after come . John wouldn t come out of his shell and talk to the boys and girls at the party. The other girls tried to draw Ella out of her shell,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • come out of one's shell — ► come out of one s shell cease to be shy. Main Entry: ↑shell …   English terms dictionary

  • come out of one's shell — To cease to be shy and reticent • • • Main Entry: ↑shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • come out of one's shell — cease to be shy. → shell …   English new terms dictionary

  • come out of one's shell — loosen up, become more sociable, open up, lose one s inhibitions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come out of one's shell — verb a) To reveal ones true self. b) To become a naturist. To convert to naturism …   Wiktionary

  • shell, come out of one's - — It s hard for a depressed turtle to get out of his shell …   English expressions

  • 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 her shell./ * /The teacher tried to get Rose to talk to her, but she stayed… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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