ostrich policy

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The tendency to ignore obvious problems and pretend they don't exist.

Etymology:

  • From ostrich + policy. Referring to the common misconception that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when they notice danger. Perhaps a calque, compare ostrich politics.
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

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