feel small

feel small
feel small
To feel insignificant, cheap, ashamed, etc
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Main Entry:small

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to feel or look ashamed or unimportant, especially because of something that someone has said or done

He’s the sort of person who enjoys making other people look small.

Thesaurus: feeling ashamed or embarrassedsynonym
Main entry: small

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I
see small
II feel (or look) small
feel (or look) contemptibly weak or insignificant

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look/feel ˈsmall idiom
to look or feel stupid, weak, ashamed, etc

There's no need to make me look small in front of all these people.

I felt really small when I realized how much time he'd spent on it.

Main entry:smallidiom

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