hide light under a bushel


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hide one's light under a bushel

Fig. to conceal one's good ideas or talents. (A biblical theme.) Jane has some good ideas, but she doesn't speak very often. She hides her light under a bushel. Don't hide your light under a bushel. Share your thoughts with other people.
See also: bushel, hide, light

hide your light under a bushel

to avoid letting people know that you are good at something, usually because you are shy (often in continuous tenses) I didn't realize you could play the piano - you've been hiding your light under a bushel.
See tan hide, cover a multitude of sins, haven't seen hide nor hair of
See also: bushel, hide, light