Bury Your Head in the Sand

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To hide from facts and current situations, to ignore the critical situation or danger as if you don’t see it


  • 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. 

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

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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enterre ta tête dans le sable

seppellisci la testa nella sabbia

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