in\ one's\ shell

in\ one's\ shell
• in(to) 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 in her shell.

Contrast: out of one's shell

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  • 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

  • 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

  • into\ one's\ shell — • in(to) 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 in her shell.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • into one's shell — See: IN ONE S SHELL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • into one's shell — See: IN ONE S SHELL …   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… …   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… …   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

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