Hid their heads - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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All along they have been told by mass media, Parliament and trendy do-gooders that they were a tiny minority - "cranks'' who hid their heads
in the sand.
Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling said: "It's clear ministers hid their heads
in the sand over bogus colleges.
They hid their heads
in the sands of political stagnation and tried unsuccessfully "to escape from escaping.