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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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Kids don't hang heads, they know we can turn it around," Patriot head coach Fran Incutto said.