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To behave in a way that shows you are not proud

humble yourself

to be forced to do something that makes you feel less proud

merge into the background

to behave in a way that does not attract attention

put yourself down

to criticize yourself so that people think that you are less good, clever etc than you really are

be/feel humbled

to feel less important or proud because of something that has been achieved or suffered by someone else

not be above doing something

to not be too proud to do something

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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