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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In this viral age, hiding one's head in the sand is no longer possible.
Hiding one's head under the blanket and outlawing democratic views will not solve our dire problems.