keep (one's) head below the parapet

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keep (one's) head below the parapet

To hide or remain inconspicuous in an attempt to avoid trouble or danger. I wouldn't say anything right now—just keep your head below the parapet for the time being.
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But if companies keep their heads below the parapet, no health innovation seems to take root inside corporate culture.
But if companies keep their heads below the parapet, no health innovation or consciousness seems to take root inside corporate culture.
All too often people decline the opportunity to lead, with most content to keep their heads below the parapet for fear of having them blown off.