hide one's head in the sand


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 sand
Fig. 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.

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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.