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go to ground

To hide at a location where one will not easily be found. I needed to go to ground at my vacation home after making that huge blunder at work.
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go to ground

BRITISH
If you go to ground, you hide from someone or something. Either he'd left town or gone to ground. He left the hotel and went to ground in the station waiting-room. It was a safe place. Compare with go to earth. Note: In hunting, this expression is used to refer to a fox escaping into its hole.
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go to ground

1 (of a fox or other animal) enter its earth or burrow to hide, especially when being hunted. 2 (of a person) hide or become inaccessible, usually for a prolonged period.
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go to ˈearth/ˈground

(British English) hide, especially to escape from somebody who is chasing you: His family never saw him again. He went to ground and they heard nothing else of him until he died last year.
This expression refers to a fox hiding underground when it is hunted.
See also: earth, ground
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Suarez has cleaned up his act this season but rival managers still talk about him going to ground too easily and that's bound to influence officials.
McEnaney admits that a certain amount of simulation has crept into Gaelic football and that players may try to trick a referee into giving a black card by going to ground for something relatively innocuous such as pulling a jersey.
It's the defender who makes the mistake by going to ground but it still isn't a foul.
Drogba has often been criticised for going to ground too easily but was vigorously defended by Mourinho during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Ronaldo attracted plenty of criticism during the early days of his Manchester United career by going to ground far too easily under minimal contact.
Johnson has been under scrutiny this season with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Sheffield United chief Neil Warnock commenting on him going to ground.