My Face On Fire

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Jun 19, 2012 11:48
In Japanese, we use an idiomatic expression "my face has caught fire" when we feel deeply embarrassed or ashamed. It implies that his/her face is flushed and heated up as if it were about to catch fire.

Also we use an expression "my buttocks have caught fire" when we are under strong pressure from a tight deadline. These expressions are simply idiomatic but quite funny when we imagine people who are spewing fire from their face or buttocks.