bury your head in the sand

to ignore a problem or an unpleasant situation and hope that it will disappear

Her parents had been burying their heads in the sand about the problem.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bury your head in the sand — phrase to ignore a problem or an unpleasant situation and hope that it will disappear Her parents had been burying their heads in the sand about the problem. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bury your head in the sand — bury (your) head in the sand to refuse to think about an unpleasant situation, hoping that it will improve so that you will not have to deal with it. Parents said bullying was being ignored, and accused the headmaster of burying his head in the… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • bury your head in the sand — bury/have your head in the sand ► to refuse to think about a problem or difficult situation that could have unpleasant effects: »The dangers of identity theft are clear but many companies still choose to bury their heads in the sand and act only… …   Financial and business terms

  • bury your head in the sand —    If someone buries their head in the sand, they ignore something that is obviously wrong.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Bury your head in the sand —   If someone buries their head in the sand, they ignore something that is obviously wrong …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • bury/have your head in the sand — ► to refuse to think about a problem or difficult situation that could have unpleasant effects: »The dangers of identity theft are clear but many companies still choose to bury their heads in the sand and act only after there has been a security… …   Financial and business terms

  • have your head in the sand — bury/have your head in the sand ► to refuse to think about a problem or difficult situation that could have unpleasant effects: »The dangers of identity theft are clear but many companies still choose to bury their heads in the sand and act only… …   Financial and business terms

  • hide your head in the sand — bury/hide your head in the ˈsand idiom to refuse to admit that a problem exists or refuse to deal with it Main entry: ↑headidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hide your head in the sand — hide (your) head in the sand to refuse to think about an unpleasant situation. Teachers can t just hide their heads in the sand and not try to find out why students aren t doing better. Usage notes: also used with bury and other verbs: All Olivia …   New idioms dictionary


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