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    Smile dig toe into ground humbly =?

    Aw, shucks. :::::digging toe into ground humbly::::: Thanks, y'all!!
    Hi! What does 'dig toe into ground humbly' mean? Is it slang or an idiom?

    More context if necessary, please click the link of following thread.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/n...er-ouisch.html

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: dig toe into ground humbly =?

    It's something of a stereotypical gesture. If someone is being praised and he feels embarrassed by the attention, he might look down at the ground and sort of twist one foot on the ground back and forth while shrugging off the compliments aimed at him.

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    Smile Re: dig toe into ground humbly =?

    Whee! It is vivid and funny. Thank you for your help, Ouisch.

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