- hide one's head in the sand
- bury one's head in the sand & hide one's head in the sand & have one's head in the sandFig. to ignore or hide from obvious signs of danger. (Alludes to an ostrich, which is believed incorrectly to hide its head in a hole in the ground when it sees danger.) •
Stop burying your head in the sand. Look at the statistics on smoking and cancer.* * *or[bury one's head in the sand] or [have one's head in the sand] To keep from seeing, knowing, or understanding something dangerous or unpleasant; to refuse to see or face something. * /If there is a war, you cannot just bury your head in the sand./
Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.