hang (one's) head

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hang (one's) head

Literally, to lower one's head in shame or embarrassment. Don't hang your head over this loss—you ran an excellent race.
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hang one's head

Express shame or contrition. For example, No need to hang your head-you've done the best you can. [c. 1200]
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hang your head

If someone hangs their head, they look ashamed. Do not hang your heads, as we are all very proud of you. Note: People sometimes use the longer expression hang your head in shame. You should hang your head in shame for being so mean.
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hang your ˈhead (in/for ˈshame)

look or feel embarrassed or ashamed: When I think of how I behaved, I have to hang my head in shame.The thief hung his head as he was led away by the police. OPPOSITE: hold your head up (high)
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I HANG my head in sorrow My head is dipped in shame For you have left me darling And I was the one to blame There's a mocking bird in yonder tree It mocks someone, who could it be?
I'm not going to pout or hang my head, but I won't lie,'' said Byrd, who gave up three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.
I admire the nine but hang my head in shame for those who have nothing more to offer than an immoral gospel.
Few, if any of these exceptions to the prevailing mediocrity were designed by the 1200 members of the OC/AIA chapter; if I were its president I would hang my head in shame.
In my role as a citizen, I must hang my head in shame,' wrote Denny in his article.