draw yourself up

draw yourself up
draw (yourself) up to make yourself stand straight.

He drew himself up and stood by the window, thinking over what I had just said.

Usage notes: sometimes draw yourself up to your full height:

She drew herself up to her full height and told me why I was wrong.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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