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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But I leave with my head held high, along with some wonderful memories that I will always cherish.
Simon said: "I will walk away with my head held high, full of pride.
Young, who was told last month his contract would not be renewed, said: "I can leave with my head held high after three years.
I can still walk out there with my head held high because he is so very brave.
I have always put the Springboks first in my time as coach, and since returning from England I have realised that as much as I believe I still have a lot to offer, the time has come for change," he said "My integrity has always been very important, and I feel I can leave with my head held high.
I'm coming away now with my head held high and really looking this fresh challenge with Leicester.
Now I've won the stage I can leave the world of cycling with my head held high.
I would walk down the street with my head held high,' said Alfie.
This is one of the saddest days in my football career, although I feel I can leave the Roosters with my head held high," he said.
It's been a privilege to have been here but I can leave with my head held high and be proud of what I've achieved.
I never thought about going to the D-League,'' Wafer said, ``but if that's where they send me, then I'll just go into it 100 percent with my head held high.
He said: "I'll walk away with my head held high, full of pride.
I believe I can walk away from Hearts with my head held high, as can Billy Brown and Alan Combe.
The midfielder said: "I'm leaving with my head held high because I know I gave my best.
I am going to try to beat him and come away with my head held high.