keep (one's) head down

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keep (one's) head down

To actively avoid conflict or attention. I'm keeping my head down at work these days because I don't want to be among the layoffs that are sure to accompany our recent change in leadership.
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Keep your head down.

Fig. Lie low, try not to be noticed. My advice to you is to keep your head down for the moment. Keep your head down. It'll blow over.
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keep your head down

COMMON If you keep your head down, you try to avoid being noticed or becoming involved in something. I just decided to keep my head down and do my job and eventually I was accepted by my male colleagues. If you had been content to keep your head down and lead a quiet life, none of this would have happened. Note: You can also say that you get your head down. I thought I'd better get my head down somewhere and ask for police protection. Compare with get your head down.
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keep your head down

remain inconspicuous in difficult or dangerous times. informal
1995 Edward Toman Dancing in Limbo All his instincts told him to keep his head down. He didn't need Lily's constant nagging to remind him he was in deep trouble.
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keep your ˈhead down

(informal)
1 avoid being noticed or being seen in public: She’s so unpopular with the voters that the Prime Minister has told her to keep her head down until after the election.In the army you soon learn to keep your head down and stay out of trouble.
2 work very hard: He kept his head down for weeks before the final exams.
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It would be nice to play against a team like that but for me I've just to keep my head down and keep working hard in training and see what happens," said Ojo.
I just had to take it on the chin really and back Mark's decision, keep my head down and try to come on and make an impact.
I will probably be moving in January so I have to make sure I keep my head down and do what I can do for Notts.
Redknapp said: "It has been a hard few months and I just want to keep my head down and take a break.
Asked if he would remain in the dugout or patrol the technical area, McLeish replied: "I'll probably keep my head down and let the fans concentrate on supporting the players.
I said 'yes' and he told me to keep my head down, work hard and it would be good for me.
I was told by a nurse who was applying to be an NP that I should keep my head down and not have an opinion.
I much prefer to shut up, keep my head down and get on with it" - TV's Fiona Phillips steers clear of the 'ageism in television' controversy.
I will continue to keep my head down and work hard for Sunderland in order to give Fabio Capello a selection problem ahead of the tournament.
I'm sure he will go out and try to put me under pressure early on so I just need to keep my head down.
I've just got to keep my head down and continue working hard - and that's what I intend to do.
But I really think we're capable of matching both Arsenal and Chelsea and hopefully I can keep my head down, do my job well and go out and do my best for Manchester United.
And Whelan added: "I still think I'm good enough to stay in the team - I'll just keep my head down and work hard.
I will keep my head down as you never what is just around the corner.
I'll keep my head down and just watch them, try to plug into what they are always about.