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An instance of walking back home on the day after an unplanned casual sexual encounter, typically dressed in the same clothes as the previous evening:‘if you're at his and have to make the dreaded walk of shame home, steel yourself’
- ‘Following a heavy night on the ale in Chester city centre, two of my housemates were spotted do the 'walk of shame' down Bouverie Street mid-Monday morning.’
- ‘This is like doing the walk of shame.’
- ‘Then comes this morning, and the walk of shame.’
- ‘It was funny watching him do the walk of shame home the next morning.’
- ‘Then, on my way home, Dave kissed me and I let things go too far, ending up with me leaving for the walk of shame the next morning.’
- ‘Dave's solitary walk of shame was met by mass indifference as he picked his way amongst rush hour traffic.’
- ‘You can't imagine that these pretty young things might wake up in a stranger's bed or find themselves doing the walk of shame, stilettos in hand, at 9 am as joggers stride past on a Sunday morning.’
- ‘The rest were pretty much your run-of-the mill one-night stands—you know, stumbling home drunk from a bar, having mediocre drunken sex, and then, of course, the walk of shame in the harsh light of day.’
- ‘"My first record was about the girl who stays out all night and does the walk of shame the next morning," she says in Interview magazine.’
- ‘However, if you're moved to make that no-strings-attached booty call, just be sure he's coming to your place so he has to take the walk of shame back home the next morning.’
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