head up

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Verb1.head up - be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; "This student heads the class"
head, lead - travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
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Miss Charlotte she held her head up like a queen while Buck was telling his tale, and her nostrils spread and her eyes snapped.
Recalling an episode where she backed into a casting director's office so she could be dismissed with her head up high, she smiled broadly.
Our five partner companies in Boston give us a solid base on which to build, and we are very excited to have Chris head up the operation.