hold your head high | hold your head up high
Meaning: You can hold your head high, or hold your head up high, if you feel proud of something.
- The team didn't win, but they can hold their heads up high because they put up a great fight.
- Al said, "Will our generation be able to hold our heads high if we've created serious environmental problems for our grandchildren to deal with? I don't think so!"
After failing his driving test three times, Shane can hold his head up high now because he has