11:41 AMTo clam up
To clam up means to become silent because you are nervous, embarrassed or don't want to talk about something.
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.
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.
Now that you have your college degree, the world is your oyster!
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