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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He added: "Anyone who thinks drugs are not freely available in the UK is hiding their head in the sand.
When they feel threatened they can roll up into a ball completely hiding their head, feet and belly.
But as I saw the thirteen Karnataka MLAs moving out of their Mumbai hotel, on their way to Goa, after having decided to switch floors, now smiling and waving at the crowd, not hiding their heads in shame, ashamed with having betrayed their constituents but actually grinning and in full view of the people outside, I realized that such acts of deception had become an accepted norm in the eyes of the world, at least in our country, if not elsewhere!
By deliberately staying away during the debate, the MPs are merely hiding their heads in the sand to shirk an incontestable reality.
Will we see them hiding their heads in the sand in utter shame, or still flaunting their shamelessness?
There were groans with supporters hiding their heads in their hands when things were not going right for their team.
We have a 100-year financial event hitting our society with most people hiding their heads in the sand.
What we despair of is generations of senior police officers, law-makers and politicians hiding their heads in the sand.
Are those who are opposed to the idea just hiding their heads in the sands, afraid of what may lie ahead?
Most normal people would be hiding their heads in shame after being caught red-handed.
While surely aware of the climate the scandals created, "Participants weren't hiding their heads in shame," said Sister Cathy Bertrand, S.S.N.D., executive director of the National Religious Vocation Conference.