keep (one's) head down(redirected from keep one's head down)
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.
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.
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.
keep your head downremain 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.
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.