go to ground

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Allardyce said: "M'Vila didn't need to go to ground.
I think Kaboul pulled out, actually, but if there is contact you're entitled to go to ground.
Although Moses appeared to go to ground too easily, in Hughes' mind contact was made when Angel Rangel conceded a penalty at the Britannia Stadium last week.
My view on Cardiff's penalty is that it was very soft and the player (Fraizer Campbell) has looked for a movement from Steve N'Zonzi that would enable him to go to ground.
Kerry could quibble that Mayo skipper Andy Moran could also have received a black card when he pulled back Daithi Casey but, crucially, the Kerry attacker did not go to ground.
It is so difficult to make big calls at the moment because you have certain players that more often than not try to simulate and try to go to ground easily.
If it had been Leigh Griffiths going on to his left side I would have said to O'Leary he was right to go to ground.
So father time has come around It's time to swim, not go to ground We're ready again to pass the test This swim's our freedom, and that's no jest.
We haven't said much because he decided back in the spring to go to ground.
In all honesty it did not look a penalty as Boro striker Leroy Lita seemed to go to ground without much contact from the defender.
There was enough contact for me to lose my balance and people know I do not go to ground easily.
The Probation Service is well aware of the increased risk to the public when offenders are forced to go to ground.
And poor old Bob Ainsworth, He should really go to ground, A three-piece suite, oh how nice, Costing two thousand pounds.
People are allowed to go to ground here and Ferrie has to understand that, it has to be part of his education in football.
Bet365 go 12-1 that Wright-Phillips gets cautioned for diving in Chelsea's remaining league and cup games and have priced up other Blues rogues who, how shall we put it, go to ground a tad too easily.