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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.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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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