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Meaning of bury head in the sand


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bury head in the sand

If you bury your head in the sand, you avoid or try to avoid, a particularly problematic situation by pretending that it does not exist.

Origin


The phrase comes from the supposed belief that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when they are frightened so that they can hide from predators.

Example(s):

John: I am trying to quit smoking weeds.
Bill: I remember you told the same thing last year.
John: This time, I am determined.
Bill: John, you can't bury your head in the sand about your addiction. You need to join a rehab center.

This idiom is in the parts of the body category


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