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go to ground

To hide at a location where one will not easily be found. I needed to go to ground at my vacation home after making that huge blunder at work.
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go to ground

BRITISH
If you go to ground, you hide from someone or something. Either he'd left town or gone to ground. He left the hotel and went to ground in the station waiting-room. It was a safe place. Compare with go to earth. Note: In hunting, this expression is used to refer to a fox escaping into its hole.
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go to ground

1 (of a fox or other animal) enter its earth or burrow to hide, especially when being hunted. 2 (of a person) hide or become inaccessible, usually for a prolonged period.
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go to ˈearth/ˈground

(British English) hide, especially to escape from somebody who is chasing you: His family never saw him again. He went to ground and they heard nothing else of him until he died last year.
This expression refers to a fox hiding underground when it is hunted.
See also: earth, ground
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The boy who posted it, whose identity we know but can't publish for legal reasons, has since gone to ground after threats were made against him.
If anybody in the Prime Minister's inner circle cares, then they have gone to ground.
It had been thought he had turned survivalist and gone to ground.
NOW I know during his playing days former Wrexham and Tranmere Rovers midfielder Seamus Heath may have gone to ground a tad easy, but during a recent trip to LA he took his diving to new heights.
NOW that we have got the nasty elections out of the way and the victors have gone to ground once more, I would just like to remind the council that the shops in Speke parade are still standing - despite the council giving assurance (in the ECHO) that work would start early spring.
Purse said: ``The referee has made his decision and I don't think it was a penalty but I've gone to ground in the box and it probably made it easier for him (Defoe) to go down.
He twice rang police while pursuing the thief and told them exactly where he had gone to ground in a block of flats.
If Daithi had gone to ground at the time when Andy Moran pulled him back, Andy Moran would have probably got a black card but within the rules it wasn't a black card.