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Suffer extreme embarrassment, as in
When she called our name on the list of those who owed dues, I sank through the floor
. This hyperbolic term dates from the early 1900s.
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sink through the floor
(...) be there. It is not even the wish, as people say, to sink through the floor, but rather the...