put someone to shame

put someone to shame
put (someone) to shame to cause someone to be embarrassed.

I thought I was in pretty good shape for hiking, but Astrid, who is in her 70s, put me to shame.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • put someone to shame — put someone/something/to shame phrase to make someone or something seem bad or less impressive by comparison They’re so efficient they put us to shame. Thesaurus: to make someone feel ashamed or embarrassedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone to shame — shame someone by outdoing or surpassing them. → shame …   English new terms dictionary

  • put something to shame — put someone/something/to shame phrase to make someone or something seem bad or less impressive by comparison They’re so efficient they put us to shame. Thesaurus: to make someone feel ashamed or embarrassedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone or something to shame — put (someone or something) to shame : to be much better than (someone or something) Her art project put mine to shame. [=her art project was much better than mine] • • • Main Entry: ↑shame …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone down — 1 (informal) he often puts me down: CRITICIZE, belittle, disparage, deprecate, denigrate, slight, humiliate, shame, crush, squash …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone/something to shame — OUTSHINE, outclass, eclipse, surpass, excel, outstrip, outdo, put in the shade, upstage; informal run rings around, leave standing; Brit. informal knock spots off. → shame …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone/something in the shade — SURPASS, outshine, outclass, overshadow, eclipse, transcend, cap, top, outstrip, outdo, put to shame, beat, outperform, upstage; informal run rings around, be a cut above, leave standing. → shade …   Useful english dictionary

  • put to shame — put (someone) to shame to cause someone to be embarrassed. I thought I was in pretty good shape for hiking, but Astrid, who is in her 70s, put me to shame …   New idioms dictionary

  • shame — noun 1》 a feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour. 2》 dishonour.     ↘a person or thing bringing dishonour. 3》 a regrettable or unfortunate thing. verb cause to feel ashamed. Phrases put… …   English new terms dictionary

  • put to shame — To disgrace, esp by excelling • • • Main Entry: ↑shame * * * put (someone or something) to shame : to be much better than (someone or something) Her art project put mine to shame. [=her art project was much better than mine] • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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