to make you cringe

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blueeye

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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?

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vil

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Hi blueeye,

Here is my speculation:

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

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BobK

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:up: (Embarrassed more than ashamed).

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