have (one's) head in the sand

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have (one's) head in the sand

To refuse to acknowledge or deal with problems, danger, or difficulty, especially in the hopes that they will resolve themselves. The phrase is a reference to ostriches, which were believed (incorrectly) to hide their heads in the ground at the sight of approaching danger. Your department clearly has its head in the sand regarding this security breach! You can't just always have your head in the sand whenever you're confronted with a problem in your relationship.
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HAVING read the article ("2015 will be another bright year for Cardiff", Echo, December 23), I'm not sure if Cardiff council leader Phil Bale has his head in the sand or head in the clouds.