hang your 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 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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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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References in classic literature ?
'You may hang your head, to make yourself the more attractive; I don't know what they see in you when you hold it up,' thought Mrs.
Skinny Piglet, Oxford Hang your head Any bookmaker who keeps the punters' stake money over Regal Approval should hang his head in shame.
Iain Wilson, the son of Robert Wilson, shouted: "You should hang your head in shame."
I say to the commander of Govan police to hang your head in shame.
If there's anybody from Stratford Council reading this, cancel these tickets right now, or hang your head in shame.
Hang your head in shame Elaine Elkington, this is happening on your watch, whilst you unashamedly just court publicity to justify your excessive salary.
For those of you who go to the Ricoh and boo or heckle anyone who plays for the Sky Blues, shame on you and may you hang your head.
To this driver - you knowwho you are - hang your head in shame, as you have ruined a decent man''s Christmas by killing his best friend, a dog who he had for 14 years.
But wouldn't you hang your head in shame were you her son
CNN'S Alex Thomas said: "An unpleasant whiff of injustice is polluting the air for football followers across the globe." And Ray Gatt from The Australian said: "Hang your head in shame, Thierry Henry."
And to those responsible: hang your heads in shame and move back to the green belt.
So to those who booed, hang your heads in shame as it has no part to play in supporting the claret and blue.
I hope some of the parents are reading this, you should hang your heads in shame.
HANG your heads in shame, B.Wishart and Terry Young.
"It's easier to walk away from a stage if you don't like an artist than it is to fill a bottle with p*** and launch it, surely?"Hang your heads in shame, people.