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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, go, ground
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Gone To Ground has fine early pace but faces formidable opposition from a field headed by three runners from the Liam Dowling kennel.
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.
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MAN UNITED'S Cristiano Ronaldo suggested he was simply "too good" for some people after rejecting suggestions that he had gone to ground too easily to win the penalty that put his side through to the semi-final of the FA Cup.
More importantly he hasn't gone to ground once in dubious circumstances that I can remember.
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.
THE Michael O'Donovan-trained Gone To Ground gave further evidence of his exciting prowess when clocking 28.38sec for the 525 yards in the first semi-final of the €4,000 Kerry Group Hospital A2 at Tralee on Friday.
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.