Come Out of Your Shell

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To become friendly, stop being shy or get social

Etymology:

  • This expression has been developed after noticing the habit of certain animals and reptiles. Tortoise lives in a careful manner. They are protected with the help of a shell and if they sense danger, they move their tail, legs and head inside the shell.  In the same manner, sea shells and snails also live very carefully inside their shells. They stay protected and come out of their shell once the danger is gone. This expression tells us that people come out of their imaginary shells, once they overcome their fears.
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It took some time for Tania to come out of her shell and get involved in the daily activities of the camp house.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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