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    blueeye is offline Junior Member
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    to make you cringe

    Please, help me with the follofing (highlighted) phrase:

    The box of old family photographs that your mum used to bring out every so often to make you cringe, but which now fills you with nostalgia.


    Doest it mean mother wanted him to be obedient or what?

    Thanks.

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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    Re: to make you cringe

    Hi blueeye,

    Here is my speculation:

    to make you cringe = to make you feel embarrassed or ashamed

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: to make you cringe

    (Embarrassed more than ashamed).

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