hide (one's) head

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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
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In this way, with little cessation, and singing the same songs again and again, the tired and exhausted child kept them in good humour all that night; and many a cottager, who was roused from his soundest sleep by the discordant chorus as it floated away upon the wind, hid his head beneath the bed-clothes and trembled at the sounds.
Sedley, had his domicile, and in this asylum the good old gentleman hid his head with his wife and daughter when the crash came.
At this response of the inflexible archdeacon, Jehan hid his head in his hands, like a woman sobbing, and exclaimed with an expression of despair: "
When whisked from Pentonville to Highpoint Prison he hid his head under a blanket, which normally he does only when driving.
The smitten housemate, who has shared snogs with the blonde twin, hid his head in his hands after she gave him the elbow.
Deluded Abi should have got the hint when Brendan left her pounds 1million house at 6am after their first naughty night together looking so embarrassed he hid his head under his jacket.
The court was told Rowley hid his head in the sand by absconding.
Strain, who hid his head in his jersey, was devastated but composed himself to talk about if afterwards.
Dressed in a blue shirt and beige combat trousers, the wiry 6ft tall Cork man hid his head as he left the court handcuffed to detectives.
As Timberlake hid his head in mock embarrassment, Kelly Osbourne ran down and sat on Timberlake's lap while Jack jumped on Britney's knee.
Prince Charles hid his head in his hands when comics Ben Elton and Lenny Henry took turns in giving him a ribbing while on stage.
Yesterday the teenager hid his head from photographers as he was taken from court and driven away in a Garda van.
He refused to speak as he left the court and hid his head under his jumper as he sped away in a taxi.