keep (one's) head below the parapet

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keep (one's) head below the parapet

To hide or remain inconspicuous in an attempt to avoid trouble or danger. I wouldn't say anything right now—just keep your head below the parapet for the time being.
See also: below, head, keep, parapet
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Capello would do well to keep his head below the parapet for a while.
Hughes knew when to keep his head below the parapet.
One of the Scottish game's FIFA-listed referees said: "We have all felt badly let down since the problems with Celtic blew up and Roger Mitchell has managed to keep his head below the parapet rather than say anything in our defence.