hang (one's) head(redirected from hang their heads)
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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.
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]
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.