English version

let the side down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlet the side downlet the side downBritish EnglishDISAPPOINTED to behave badly or do something that embarrasses or disappoints your family, friends etc side
Examples from the Corpus
let the side downBrown was constantly letting the side down.It is an unmentionable subject, a terrible way of letting the side down.Essentially, it's the ageing drivetrain that lets the side down.I don't want to let the side down - don't send me to the Sick Room!
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