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walk (or stand) tall

Definition of walk or stand tall in English:

Be proud and confident: stop wishing that you were somehow differentstart to walk tall!
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  • Yet, if he survives the challenges at hand, his political stature will be increased dramatically, and he'll be able to walk tall, proud of his achievements.
  • How are you supposed to be confident and walk tall if you are too tired to even hold your eyelids open?
  • His walk was different too; not too obvious to a glance, but Tommy walked tall and proud; like a man who was not a prisoner but one who had everything under control.
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