toe-curling

toe-curling

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

toe-curling

[ˈtəʊˌkɜːlɪŋ] ADJsonrojante, bochornoso
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His toe-curling address not only outstayed its welcome, but also featured an unhappy series of lewd jokes about the bride and groom that left the guests gasping for air" Gyles Brandreth criticises the best man's speech at Pippa Middleton's wedding.
His toe-curling address not only outstayed its welcome, but also featured an unhappy series of lewd jokes about the bride and groom that left the guests gasping for air Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth criticises Justin Johannsen's best-man speech at Pippa Middleton's wedding.
His toe-curling address not only outstayed its welcome, but also featured an unhappy series of lewd jokes about the bride and groom that left the guests gasping for air" -Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, above, criticises Justin Johannsen's best-man speech at Pippa Middleton's wedding.
Richard Curtis's script uncannily captures the toe-curling cliches of British social mores in a rom-com that is far superior to his later hit Love Actually.
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL Sky Movies Greats 8PM Richard Curtis's script uncannily captures the toe-curling cliches of British social occasions in a rom-com that is far superior to his later Love Actually.
However, this should not be the case when the former induces arrogance or the latter turns into hero worship, both of which helped to transform the likes of Jimmy Savile into monsters, aided and abetted by celebrity magazines and toe-curling, condescending chat shows.
Their identity is revealed to us at the half way stage - making the rest of the group's little chats doubly toe-curling.
There's the history with drugs, the dire taste in blokes, the toe-curling reality shows, the advertising gig with the payday loan company and the two bankruptcies.
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.
EMBARRASSING BODIES: The Channel 4 show returns tomorrow for more toe-curling predicaments including a woman who gives herself coffee enemas to "clear herself out.
As usual when it's finished I will swear never to watch that toe-curling, self-congratulatory smug-fest again.
Richard's anecdotes were toe-curling, comics Tim Key and Chris Ramsey sipped pretend-beer like strangers in the pub and the only highlight was Al Murray's sarcastic references to Bacon's long-ago cocaine scandal.