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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Skinny Piglet, Oxford Hang your head Any bookmaker who keeps the punters' stake money over Regal Approval should hang his head in shame.
Furious Labour health spokeswoman Jackie Baillie hit back: "He should hang his head in shame.
If he won't consider lifting the ban on Claire he should hang his head in shame.
2) All Alex Cora can do after the Dodgers lost the lead in the ninth inning against the Marlins on Wednesday is hang his head.
He should hang his head in shame as these veterans gave everything and more so the likes of him could carve up a democratic political future for himself and his cronies.
HE may be the world's best goalkeeper but Petr Cech could only hang his head in shame last night as he sent the Czechs crashing out of Euro 2008.