~  {literally} to appear with head uncovered.
To disgrace oneself, to be ashaimed. To find oneself in an embarrassing situation. To make a mistake or slip.
In older times it was shameful to appear bare-headed in public or get one's hat teared off by smb.
"Джордж Буш опять опростоволосился, публично назвав Тайвань государством." — "George Bush has disgraced himself again by calling Taiwan a State."
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