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.
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The point is that it is no longer feasible to hide one's head in the sand.
But it does little good to wring one's hands, hide one's head and assume the problems will go away.