with (one's) head held high

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with (one's) head held high

Displaying pride and confidence, often (but not always) after something has gone wrong. Even though I knew I blew the presentation, I walked out of the conference room with my head held high… and then cried in my car. After hearing that he had been named to the all-star team, Paul walked through the halls with his head held high.
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Why do I love the Robin so, As he touches down in the winter snow, With his head held high and his breast aglow And gives me such joy when I'm feeling low?
He can walk away from this game with his head held high because he's done wonders for this game.
Cardiff 1 Birmingham 1 RUSSELL SLADE insists he will leave his role as Cardiff manager with his head held high.
Prince Al Hussein said that Muath was an example of courage, heroism and loyalty, who faced his fate with his head held high, as heroes do not bow but to their Allah.
PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias said yesterday he will leave office next March with his head held high, knowing that he tried to create a more just society but was prevented by others and that 90 per cent of the island's economic problems were "imported".
London, Aug 30( ANI ): Andrew Strauss is one of England's greatest servants in one of their greatest eras, and he leaves the game with his head held high despite being weighed down by the pressure of captaincy, according to sports journalist, Dean Wilson.
Yassir Al-Burhami, a Salafi cleric in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, said bin Laden was a "martyr" who "was killed with his head held high, and God did not hand him over to his enemies," the official MENA news agency reported.
LINDSAY v ARTHUR Sky Sports 1, 10pm JAMIE ARTHUR will announce his retirement should he fail to beat Martin Lindsay for the British featherweight crown in Leigh tonight, but the Welshman can head off into the sunset with his head held high, writes Steve Davies.
Of course, we know Barry will end up replacing him, but it seems Mr Alonso has been advised slightly better than Mr Barry and will walk out of Liverpool with his head held high.
Moncur, who captained the team to the Inter Cities Fairs Cup in 1969, said it might well be time for Shepherd to step aside, but if he did, he should do so with his head held high after doing a sterling job.
However, he will run out at St James' Park against Fulham next Saturday with his head held high.
This is like saying a bank robber whose heist went awry was able to negotiate with the police so that he could leave the bank with his head held high and his dignity intact.
Last night, a close friend said: "He wants to leave Britain with his head held high.