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    Exclamation When bear followed me I ran like my tail between my legs.

    Hi

    This is a sentence written by someone and I wonder if this idiom can be used in such a context.

    "When bear followed me I ran like my tail between my legs".

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    Re: When bear followed me I ran like my tail between my legs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    Hi

    This is a sentence written by someone and I wonder if this idiom can be used in such a context.

    "When a/the bear followed me, I ran like as if I had my tail between my legs".
    See my corrections above. However, even with the grammatical corrections, it doesn't make sense. When someone walks or runs away with their tail between their legs, it means they were ashamed of or embarrassed about something. It doesn't work if they're sprinting away, terrified.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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