hang one's head

hang one's head
Feel ashamed, take shame to one's self, hide one's face, hide one's diminished head, draw in one's horns.

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  • hang one's head — To look ashamed or sheepish • • • Main Entry: ↑hang …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang one's head — {v. phr.} To bend your head forward in shame. * /Johnny hung his head when the teacher asked him if he broke the window./ Compare: HIDE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang one's head — {v. phr.} To bend your head forward in shame. * /Johnny hung his head when the teacher asked him if he broke the window./ Compare: HIDE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang\ one's\ head — v. phr. To bend your head forward in shame. Johnny hung his head when the teacher asked him if he broke the window. Compare: hide one s head …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hide one's head — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. be ashamed, hang one s head, be embarrassed about, crawl; see apologize , regret …   English dictionary for students

  • hang or hide one's head — idi hang or hide one s head, to manifest shame …   From formal English to slang

  • over one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. * /Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head./ * /The lesson today was hard; it went over my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. * /Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head./ * /The lesson today was hard; it went over my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over\ one's\ head — adv or adj. phr. 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head. The lesson today was hard; it went over my head. Compare …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hang over one's head — phrasal : to be an imminent threat or danger to one a charge of treason hung over his head for some time depression and insecurity hanging over the head of the entire nation …   Useful english dictionary

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