tail-between-one's-legs

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tail-between-one's-legs (not comparable)

  1. attributive form of tail between one's legs
    • 1928, D. H. Lawrence, Laura Bonds editor, Lady Chatterley's Lover, published 2009, page 20:
      Poor Michaelis had been much kicked, so that he had a slightly tail-between-the-legs look even now.