buttock-clenching

buttock-clenching

adj
informal making one tighten the buttocks through extreme fear or embarrassment: buttock-clenching embarrassment.
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HER famous rear is said to be insured for PS13million-plus and has helped boost her fortune to a buttock-clenching PS65million.
For the hundred-odd Apprentice wannabes who've sat trembling outside Lord Sugar's office, the challenging tasks and back-stabbing fellow contestants are nothing compared to the buttock-clenching terror of facing up to the man himself.
I admit it was buttock-clenching at that point but so exhilarating to be falling at 120mph".
Recurring guest star Bobby Ball, who plays Lee's errant father Frank, returns tonight for an episode crammed full of buttock-clenching humour.
Disgrace: Oldham's Tom Adeyemi was racially abused by Liverpool fans It's easy, of course, to dismiss racist and sexist remarks as mere banter - to complain that those who object are miserable, buttock-clenching puritans obsessed with political correctness.
You get buttock-clenching pace with the traction only a four-wheel drive vehicle can deliver.
Letters To Juliet is undone by Egan's grating performance, trying to convince Sophie and us that: "I'm not the buttoned-up, buttock-clenching killjoy you make me out to be.
Letters To Juliet is undone by Egan's grating performance, trying to convince Sophie and us that "I'm not the buttoned-up, buttock-clenching killjoy you make me out to be.
I woke the other day and she was doing buttock-clenching exercises.
Whether it be a jaw-dropping triumph or a buttock-clenching embarrassment, the fortunes of the national team consistently manage to polarise opinion.
There are plenty of rivers, especially in North Wales around Bala, where whitewater rafting has long been a popular, if buttock-clenching pastime.
The sheer, buttock-clenching misery involved in watching or supporting the England football team.