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go into hiding

To attempt to avoid detection by sequestering oneself in a particular place unknown to others. Once the burglars go into hiding, it will be infinitely harder for us to find them. Well, my plan is to go into hiding until the tabloids lose interest in me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go into hiding

to conceal oneself in a hidden place for a period of time. The political dissident went into hiding. After robbing the bank, the bandits went into hiding for months.
See also: go, hide
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By the effect of the West Wind's wrath the celestial bodies had gone into hiding for a week or more, and the last three days had seen the force of a south-west gale grow from fresh, through strong, to heavy, as the entries in my log-book could testify.
SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said: "On the day Boris Johnson has made clear he is willing to bypass and stifle democracy to force through an extreme no-deal Brexit, the Scottish Tory leader and her group of MPs have gone into hiding.
President Rodrigo Duterte again threatened to kill Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim, who has gone into hiding after a warrant of arrest had been issued against him for alleged involvement in drugs.
Xie left China and has gone into hiding for almost a year in the Philippines to evade prosecution after the Chinese government launched an all-out campaign against corruption, which cracked down abusive government high-ranking officials and employees.
The accused had abandoned their residence and have gone into hiding for nine months.
After repeated warnings from Prime Minister-designate Hun Sen pertaining to a court award for past convictions, political analyst Kim Sok has allegedly gone into hiding on claims that he and his family feel their safety is being threatened.
Police said that the suspect, a factory employee, fled after the mother of the child reached the spot.Officials said that Ali and his family had gone into hiding by the time a police team raided their house.
Anwar and most members of his encounter team have since gone into hiding. A public outcry broke over the extrajudicial murder on social media, leading to a Supreme Court suo motu notice and prolonged protest in Islamabad.
On Thursday, Karachi police launched a manhunt to nab Anwar as he was reportedly gone into hiding after he was stopped from travelling abroad on Tuesday.
The owners and operators of the clinics and medical stores had pulled down the shutters and gone into hiding, a little before the day's operation began in the morning, to escape arrest, the officials said.
But since then the police official has reportedly gone into hiding and the Supreme Court has directed the IG Sindh to arrest him.
The key suspect, the woman's father, is still at large and said to have gone into hiding.
A YOUNG mum with a serious skin condition has gone into hiding because of humiliation on social media after buying an outfit for her pal's wedding.
The mess is because foreign workers on which many businesses rely are fleeing, have gone into hiding or are under arrest amid a crackdown launched on November 4, targeting the kingdom's 9 million migrant laborers.