toe-curling

toe-curling

adj
informal causing feelings of acute embarrassment
ˈtoe-ˌcurlingly adv
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Translations

toe-curling

[ˈtəʊˌkɜːlɪŋ] ADJsonrojante, bochornoso
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Luke Donald, the first man to win the orders of merit on both sides of the Atlantic in the same season, gave a toe-curling acceptance speech for his Player of the Year Award at Tuesday's annual dinner of the Association of Golf Writers.
As usual when it's finished I will swear never to watch that toe-curling, self-congratulatory smug-fest again.
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