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.

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  • hide\ one's\ head\ in\ the\ sand — • hide one s head in the sand • bury one s head in the sand • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hide one's head in the sand — 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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hide one's head in the sand — • bury/hide one s head in the sand 1) refuse to see or face something, keep from seeing or knowing something unpleasant He always buries his head in the sand and never wants to deal with his family problems at all. 2) keep from knowing something… …   Idioms and examples

  • bury\ one's\ head\ in\ the\ sand — • hide one s head in the sand • bury one s head in the sand • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have\ one's\ head\ in\ the\ sand — • hide one s head in the sand • bury one s head in the sand • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bury one's head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have one's head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bury one's head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have one's head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bury one's head in the sand — • bury/hide one s head in the sand 1) refuse to see or face something, keep from seeing or knowing something unpleasant He always buries his head in the sand and never wants to deal with his family problems at all. 2) keep from knowing something… …   Idioms and examples