hide (one's) head

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hide (one's) head

To lower one's head or cover one's face, typically due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his head in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my head as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
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But not before judiciously hiding his head under a towel to protect himself against the pieces of telephone that were flying all over the place.
Alexander Kinyua, 21, is accused of murdering sex offender Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, then hiding his head and hands in tins at his family home nearby.
If Cable has any sense he should use this opportunity to stop hiding his head in the sand, clear up the mess at the HMRC and make filing VAT returns so simple even he could do it.
HIDING his head in shame, this is the youngster suspected of being behind a garden raiding racket.
Far from hiding his head in shame, Perrie likes to make his presence known by driving a flash Rolls-Royce to work.
I would have thought he should be apologising to them for the embarrassment he caused and hiding his head in shame for his part in the sleaze of his government.
Even from halfway up the first block by the stage, it was impossible to make out his face due to lights on stage shining into the audience, and a broad black hat hiding his head.
Home Secretary David Blunkett is hiding his head in the sand over the growing problem of drug driving, claim the Tories.
The Pearl' went through the whole gamut of emotions, from keen interest to hiding his head in his hands for rack after rack as Bustamante piled on the agony, looking, for a moment, as though he was asleep.
Your husband is hiding his head in the sand over his responsibilities.
Hiding his head in shame, this is the family man today exposed as a racist soccer yob.
And he added in Zoo magazine: "Anybody who says they are oblivious to this going on is hiding his head in the sand.
Tory leader David McLetchie said: ''Sometimes Jack McConnell resembles an ostrich hiding his head in the sand.
But Ball lashed out and sent the ball skidding past the post, leaving the player hiding his head in his hands in total shame.
The research at a laboratory in Crowthorne, Berks, was revealed as Tories accused Home Secretary David Blunkett of hiding his head in the sand over the growing problem of drug driving.