hold one's head up (high)

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British pronunciation/hˈəʊld wˈɒnz hˈɛd ˌʌp hˈaɪ ɔː/
American pronunciation/hˈoʊld wˈʌnz hˈɛd ˌʌp hˈaɪ ɔːɹ/
to hold one's head up (high)
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to take pride in one's deeds or achievements

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to [hold] {one's} [head] up (high|) definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "hold one's head up high" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "hold one's head up high" is not attributed to a specific event or source but rather stems from the universal symbolism associated with body language and posture. This idiom can be employed in various contexts, both personal and professional, where individuals may face adversity, criticism, or challenging situations.

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Even though she didn't get the promotion, she walked out of the office holding her head up high, knowing she had given her best.
He faced a lot of challenges in his career, but he always held his head up high and persevered.
Despite the criticism she faced, she held her head up high and continued pursuing her dreams.
After the defeat, the team captain addressed the players, urging them to hold their heads up and learn from the experience.
Despite the criticism she faced, she held her head up high and continued pursuing her dreams.
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