hide one's face

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hide one's face

Also, hide one's head. Feel shame or embarrassment. For example, You needn't hide your face-you're not to blame, or Whenever the teacher singled her out for something, shy little Mary hid her head. This idiom alludes to the gesture indicative of these feelings. [Late 1500s]
See also: face, hide
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The point is that it is no longer feasible to hide one's head in the sand.
But it does little good to wring one's hands, hide one's head and assume the problems will go away.