One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be deeply ashamed.‘a record that should make them hang their heads in shame’
- ‘Instead, I placed my elbows on the counter and hung my head, sighing deeply.’
- ‘He hung his head and refused to appear after the match to discuss his profligacy.’
- ‘Instead of hanging his head in shame, he has taken each and every opportunity our lenient justice system has given him to try and get himself off the hook.’
- ‘I hope the person who spoke to her in such an inhumane way reads this and hangs their head in shame.’
- ‘A drink-driver who killed his friend in a car crash hung his head as he was jailed for five years on Friday.’
- ‘Even the defender hung his head, knowing the fault was his.’
- ‘This is something to weep over, and a reason for everyone who's got anything to do with our local authority to hang their head in shame.’
- ‘Jonathon nodded, hanging his head like an ashamed child.’
- ‘I should have hung my head and scuttled along to the hideously entitled ‘family carriage’ where anyone in a nappy is conventionally banished.’
- ‘I hung my head in shame and bought three extra sessions with the personal trainer immediately.’
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