out of one's shell

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.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.… …   Словарь американских идиом

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