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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It was a great feat for us and we can go back with our heads held high. The tournament was a memorable one and I am proud of the way we played," All India football Federation quoted Pant as saying.
But Ramos was in mood to admonish his team-mates after their emotional elimination."We leave with our heads held high," he said, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
It is disappointing to leave but we can go with our heads held high, knowing that we did a good job.
"Even if we lose we can return with our heads held high."
And he admitted: "We walked out with our heads held high and left behind good people and a good club.
Resident Kathleen McCarthy said: "Our message is that, as supporters and residents, we leave with our heads held high.
If we can come out of this with our heads held high, I'll be pretty happy."
"Not only will this boost team morale but allow us to enter competitions with our heads held high."
Project manager Jen Fettis said: "We have decided to close sooner rather than later because we did not want to leave with a legacy of debt, so we can at least leave with our heads held high."
"We are not saying that we will go out and win but if we can be competitive and play to our best ability then I think we can come off the pitch with our heads held high, no matter what the scores," said skipper Trent Johnson.
"We leave with our heads held high. As the captain of Portugal, I know how hard we have worked and we must be proud of the team," he added.
Resident Kathleen McCarthy said: "Our message is that, as supporters and residents, we leave with our heads held high. "It is a terrible moment, very sad, but the time has come.
"If we win against Norway, then at least we can finish qualifying with our heads held high. That really is the best we can hope for now."
They have held Germany to a point as well but we have to come out of this qualifying tournament with our heads held high."
"It would be a positive thing for the players and fans which would give us some pride and let us walk with our heads held high."