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Put to shame

Posted by ESC on January 19, 2004

In Reply to: Put to shame posted by James Fox on January 19, 2004

: I did a search in the Phrase Thesaurus for "exposure" and this phrase "Put to shame" came up.

: What does "Put to shame" have to do with "exposure"?

: Is it like exposing a person and then letting everyone know about it? E.g. His dodgy dealings were exposed and his company was put to shame??

My understanding of the phrase "put to shame" is to outdo or best someone. "Her baked goods put the rest of ours to shame."