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Difference between Give someone a heads-up and Hold one’s head up

give someone a heads-up—(coll.) give a person an early warning about smth. that requires alert attention:

  • Could anyone give me a heads-up on what I need to have with me when I go see the lawyer.

hold one’s head up—(also: keep one’s head up) stay proud; not feel ashamed of oneself:

  • He is a man who can hold his head up high and know that he is who he is because of hard work.