hide your light under a bushel

hide your light under a bushel

Not to reveal hidden abilities. The expression is usually used in advice to reveal those talents and then use them. A bushel was a container for measuring grain. In Matthew 15:15, Jesus said, “Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel but on a candlestick.”
See also: bushel, hide, light
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If you are one of them, don't hide your light under a bushel.
Don't hide your light under a bushel because there is no bushel big enough for you.
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Sometimes it's wise to hide your light under a bushel.
So come on, George, don't hide your light under a bushel.