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hide (one's) face

To lower one's head or cover one's face, typically due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his face in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my face as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
See also: face, hide

hide (one's) face in shame

To lower one's head or cover one's face, due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his face in shame in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my face in shame as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
See also: face, hide, shame

hide (one's) head

To lower one's head or cover one's face, typically due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his head in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my head as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
See also: head, hide

hide (one's) head in the sand

To avoid, or try to avoid, a particular situation by pretending that it does not exist. The phrase refers to the common but mistaken belief that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when frightened, so as to avoid being seen. Lou, you can't hide your head in the sand about your health—please, make an appointment with your doctor and get that rash checked out! A: "How has Peter been handling the break-up?" B: "Oh, just hiding his head in the sand and ignoring his feelings."
See also: head, hide, sand

hide (one's) light under a bushel

To avoid utilizing or emphasizing one's talents. Don't give up drawing! You're a talented artist and shouldn't hide your light under a bushel.
See also: bushel, hide, light

hide (someone or something) in plain sight

To conceal someone or something so that they or it go unnoticed despite being in full, unrestricted view. Oh, I hide my candy in plain sight—I just put it in that old, empty coffee can on the counter! I wouldn't be surprised if they're hiding the kidnapped girl in plain sight. They probably ducked into a crowded store and are blending in with their surroundings.
See also: hide, plain, sight

hide (someone or something) in plain view

To conceal someone or something so that they or it go unnoticed despite being in full, unrestricted view. Oh, I hide my candy in plain view—I just put it in that old, empty coffee can on the counter! I wouldn't be surprised if they're hiding the kidnapped girl in plain view. They probably ducked into a crowded store and are blending in with their surroundings.
See also: hide, plain, view

hide a multitude of sins

To conceal things that are unattractive or problematic. I need to wear a girdle to hide a multitude of sins. New drywall will hide a multitude of sins in the kitchen.
See also: hide, multitude, of, sin

hide away

1. verb To keep oneself, someone, or something out of sight. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hide" and "away." The cops are getting closer—you guys really need to find a place to hide away. Hide the Christmas presents away in the attic so that the kids don't see them.
2. noun A place where someone or something can stay out of sight. When used as a noun, the phrase is typically written as one word ("hideaway"). The cops are getting closer—you guys really need to find a hideaway.
3. adjective Describing something that can be easily collapsed and stored. When used as an adjective, the phrase is typically written as one word ("hideaway"). We need to get out the hideaway bed for you guys.
See also: away, hide

hide behind (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place oneself behind someone or something in order not to be seen, noticed, or interacted with. The child hid behind her mother when the strange man came up to talk to them. We hid behind the sofa to surprise Sarah when she came in the room.
2. To conceal someone or something behind someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hide" and "behind." She hid her boyfriend behind the wardrobe when her parents came up to talk to her. I have no idea why the dog loves hiding his toys behind our dresser.
3. To deflect blame, responsibility, or attention to someone or something else. I'm so sick of these CEOs hiding behind their PR mouthpieces whenever scandal strikes. You can't just hide behind your parents when you get into trouble.
4. To use something in order to cover up or conceal something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hide" and "behind." It became clear that the company had been hiding its illegal activities behind its overseas subsidiary. She's hid her anguish behind a cheery smile, so no one ever suspected that she was in so much pain. I always tried to hide my weight behind baggy clothing.
See also: behind, hide

hide from (someone or something)

1. To physically conceal someone or something so as to avoid detection by someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hide" and "from." You need to hide these cookies from the kids if you plan to have any left for the bake sale tomorrow. Luckily, my bodyguard hid me from the attackers.
2. To physically conceal oneself as a way to avoid someone or something. Mom, you just yelled at her—of course she's hiding from you! A: "What are you guys doing on the porch?" B: "Oh, just hiding from the rain."
See also: hide

hide in (something)

1. To physically conceal someone or something in some thing or place so as to avoid detection. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hide" and "in." Hide Susie in the bathroom and tell her to jump out and yell "Surprise!" when Mom gets here. A: "It is true that Paul's hiding an engagement ring in his sock drawer?" B: "Yeah, and his would-be fiancée already found it!"
2. To physically conceal oneself in some thing or place so as to avoid detection. Susie's hiding in the bathroom until Mom gets home—then, she's going to jump out and yell "Surprise!" Apparently, all the shrieking was because Lily found crickets hiding in the laundry basket.
See also: hide

hide out

1. verb To keep oneself or someone out of sight, often to evade law enforcement. My wife is mad at me again, so I need to hide out here for a few days, bro. You guys really need to find a place to hide out—the cops are getting closer.
2. noun A place where someone or something can stay out of sight. When used as a noun, the phrase is typically written as one word ("hideout"). The cops are getting closer—you guys really need to find a hideout.
See also: hide, out

hide the sausage

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse. A: "Did you two hide the sausage last night?" B: "Well that's a personal question!"
See also: hide, sausage
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hide out (from someone or something)

to hide oneself so that one cannot be found by someone or something. Max was hiding out from the police in Detroit. Lefty is hiding out too.
See also: hide, out

hide (someone or something) away (some place)

to conceal someone or something somewhere. Please hide Randy away where no one can find him. Rachel hid the cake away, hoping to save it for dessert. Mary hid away the candy so the kids wouldn't eat it all.
See also: away, hide
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hide out

Go into or stay in hiding, especially from the authorities. For example, The cattle thieves hid out in the canyon, or He decided to hide out from the press. [Late 1800s]
See also: hide, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hide away

v.
1. To put something in a place that is concealed or out of sight: The squirrel hides away nuts underground. I hid the money away in my sock drawer.
2. To seek refuge in a secret place: The refugees hid away in a cave.
See also: away, hide

hide out

v.
To seek refuge in a secret place, especially to evade a pursuer: The gangsters hid out in a remote cabin until it was safe to return to the city.
See also: hide, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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