Bury Your Head in the Sand

Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
To hide from facts and current situations, to ignore the critical situation or danger as if you don’t see it

Etymology:

  • Hundred years ago, People believed that ostrich buries its head in the sand to ignore its enemies. However, this was wrong idea about ostrich, as it actually looks for seeds in sand and also eats some sand bits to digest food easily. Due to this wrong assumption, ‘bury your head in the sand’ became the idiom that is used for those who actually hid themselves from danger and do not face reality. 
14 Views

Your relation with husband is getting bad and you’re just burying your head in the sand.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Translation

Find a translation for the Bury Your Head in the Sand phrase in other languages:

enterre ta tête dans le sable

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to Bury Your Head in the Sand

Discuss this Bury Your Head in the Sand phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this Bury Your Head in the Sand definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Bury Your Head in the Sand." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 9 Dec. 2019. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/bury-your-head-in-the-sand_44523>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.