hide (one's) face

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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.
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hide one's face

Also, hide one's head. Feel shame or embarrassment. For example, You needn't hide your face-you're not to blame, or Whenever the teacher singled her out for something, shy little Mary hid her head. This idiom alludes to the gesture indicative of these feelings. [Late 1500s]
See also: face, hide
References in classic literature ?
And then, as the story grew grimmer, the little child, our little bag of mischief, would grow thoughtful in proportion, and clasp her rosy cheeks in her tiny hands, and, hiding her face, press closer to the old landlady.
Bernal also did not miss having a creative photo with loads of cherry blossoms partly hiding her face.
The 52-year-old actress was recently spotted coming out of Beverly Hills building while hiding her face. Foster's face has become so plump and tout that she looks like a 40-year-old, suggested (http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/jodie-foster-plastic-surgery-hides-face-doctors-office-photos/) Celebdirtyluandry reports.
Media has flashed pictures of Preity hiding her face behind her hand, hair and staff, but Preity says she wasn't "hiding".
That to me was television at its best as Mrs Hoy went through hoops watching a part, then hiding her face, then watching again.
Hiding her face behind her lustrous tresses, she plays peekaboo by showing only her lips and eyes.
Rumours of trouble in the couple's fairytale romance emerged after Bingle was spotted leaving a business in Sydney not wearing her sizeable engagement ring and hiding her face, reports News.com.au.
Sam came over all camera shy, hiding her face as the pair, hand-in-hand, left an LA club in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The mum-of-six said: "I saw her face clearly from just a few yards and immediately thought 'That's Madeleine!' The woman was acting strangely, hiding her face from the traffic."
"She seem ed to be hiding her face for some reason and when she got into her car, it looked like she had a huge black eye," our eagle-eyed spy tells us.
Fortunately, Lourdes managed to trot along without hiding her face and sported her Tommy Hilfiger tracksuit perfectly.
Strangely, 33-year-old Rachel refused to have her picture taken with the former Take That singer and rushed in, hiding her face from view.