keep your 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.
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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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Why keep your head down for the sake of a quiet life?
The easy thing is to keep your head down and let the bullies run amok.
So keep your head down, work harder than anyone else in the room, and never act as if you're above what you're being asked to do.
She then gave me some of the worst advice I have ever received from a nonprofessional: "Here's how you get there, but while you're walking, keep your head down and walk as fast as you can
You have to keep your head down, work hard in training and whenever a chance in the team does come your way make sure that you take it.
Chances are, you keep your head down, grin, and bear it.
If you want to enjoy Theo's success for the long term without turning your family's life into a circus, keep your head down and don't put your undies on show over your waistband
Often they are right but trying to keep your head down for a long time can lead to many other problems.
You have to keep your head down and follow through and things like that.
Keep your head down and your morale high as you storm the beaches of Normandy to defeat the dreaded Nazi scourge.
IF you've made an idiot of yourself you'd think you'd know to keep your head down.
Just work hard, keep your head down and don't offend anyone unnecessarily, '' was Peter's helpful reply.
Work hard, keep your head down and the right opportunities will come.
keep your head down and listen to advice from the coaches".
It's essential to keep your head steady and eyes focused on the ball but never keep your head down.
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