hold your head high | hold your head up high
This page is about the idiom hold your head high | hold your head up high
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!"
"Hold your head high" is more common in American English, and "hold your head up high" is more common in British and Australian English.
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Contributor: Matt Errey