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To clam up

To clam up means to become silent because you are nervous, embarrassed or don't want to talk about something.

Examples:

Adam was very naughty and ate all the cookies. When his mother asked where they were he clammed up and couldn't tell her.

When I was young I used to clam up when a stranger asked me a question.

Take note

Another phrase which comes from a shellfish is the world is your oyster. When you say this to someone you mean they have the ability to go and to do whatever they like.

Example:

Now that you have your college degree, the world is your oyster! 

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 795 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Tags: english learning, идиоми, Аудио, уроци по английски език, граматика, видио, idioms
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1 Teacher_Koce • 11:42 AM, 2014-04-07
Post your example using this phrase smile
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