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When we try to talk to him about it he clams up and gets angry. The Sun (2016)Usually anyone halfway close to the royal family clams up when the press asks anything about them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But she clams up when anyone tries to ask her about it. The Sun (2016)If there were more than two people in a room he'd clam up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Law firms, in my experience, are always quick to clam up when things go wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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