One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This is like doing the walk of shame.’
- ‘It was funny watching him do the walk of shame home the next morning.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Then comes this morning, and the walk of shame.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘"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.’
- ‘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.’
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