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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"We cannot hide our heads in the sand or hope for a longterm bail-out from the Scottish Government or Westminster if our business models don't stack up," added Mr Johnstone.
It is important to use these difficult times as life lessons, growing and shaping you to blossom into a stronger and wiser person every day!' Ed LesterSetbacks, disappointments, failures, dashed hopes are inevitable so we should not hide our heads in the sand pretending or assuming life will always be a smooth sail but rather equip ourselves to handle and overcome them so they do not hinder and truncate our dream and life purpose.
There's no one is going to dig us out, there's nowhere we can hide our heads. We've got to do better on the pitch and start winning some games."
Doesn't that make us want to hide our heads in the sand?
Whether we like it or not if we wish to defend our homeland from this blatant infringement of our rights then we have to be prepared because sooner or later a confrontation will come and we cannot hide our heads in the sand and just keep our fingers crossed against the inevitable.
In recent years, the professionalism, commercialism and the use, widespread use, of drugs of one sort and another and the deliberate "hide our heads in the sands" attitude of the IOC members in dealing with drugs has lost my interest.
I know my thoughts were extreme, but they are for the good of mankind and we cannot hide our heads in the sand forever.
They continue to emerge; we continue to hide our heads in the sand.
The idea we can run away from it or hide our heads in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist would be very foolish.
"This is a very well prepared look at the current environment that draws some very dire conclusions if we continue to hide our heads in the sand," Slome explains.