rise to (one's) full height

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rise to (one's) full height

To stand up straight, often to project confidence or prestige. People would be more apt to take you seriously if you rose to your full height instead of hunching over all the time.
See also: full, height, rise, to
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draw yourself up/rise to your full ˈheight

stand straight and tall in order to show your determination or high status: When the sales assistant said he couldn’t help her, she drew herself up to her full height and demanded to see the manager.
See also: draw, full, height, rise, to, up
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George does not again rise to his full height in that parlour until the time is drawing on when the bassoon and fife are expected by a British public at the theatre; and as it takes time even then for Mr.
He would start a crescendo while seated at the podium, and then, when you thought he had come to the crest of the musical wave, he would gradually rise to his full height, which was considerable, and the crescendo would continue even further until you found yourself going beyond what you thought were the boundaries of your own capability."