toe-curling

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toe-curling

adj
informal causing feelings of acute embarrassment
ˈtoe-ˌcurlingly adv
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toe-curling

[ˈtəʊˌkɜːlɪŋ] ADJsonrojante, bochornoso
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The acronym TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More - might sound toe-curlingly twee, but the more one thinks about it, the more it applies to Highlands & Islands tourism.
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Men, Woman & Children is often so toe-curlingly embarrassing that every parent of a young teenager really should take themselves out to see it alone.
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