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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There were groans with supporters hiding their heads in their hands when things were not going right for their team.
We have a 100-year financial event hitting our society with most people hiding their heads in the sand.
What we despair of is generations of senior police officers, law-makers and politicians hiding their heads in the sand.
Are those who are opposed to the idea just hiding their heads in the sands, afraid of what may lie ahead?
Most normal people would be hiding their heads in shame after being caught red-handed.
President Roosevelt would be proud that 50 years later, our Armed Forces and our defense partners are not hiding their heads in the sand.
While surely aware of the climate the scandals created, "Participants weren't hiding their heads in shame," said Sister Cathy Bertrand, S.
35pm on Wednesday Scotland's big-name players were doing what comes naturally - heading for the tunnel hiding their heads in shame.