voor paal staan

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Etymology[edit]

Probably derived from the historical practice of shaming people by holding them in a pillory (Dutch: schandpaal).

Verb[edit]

voor paal staan (past singular stond voor paal, past participle voor paal gestaan)

  1. (idiomatic), to be humiliated, to be put in an awkward position

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