hide one's head

hide one's head
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. be ashamed, hang one's head, be embarrassed about, crawl; see apologize , regret .

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  • hide\ one's\ head — • hide one s face • hide one s head v. phr. 1. To lower your head or turn your face away because of shame or embarrassment. The teacher found out that Tom had cheated, and Tom hid his head. When Bob said how pretty Mary was, she blushed and hid… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hide one's head — phrasal 1. obsolete : to take shelter or refuge alack the heavy day when such a sacred king should hide his head Shakespeare 2. : to keep silent for fear of reproach the pessimists hid their heads at the opening of the new century Oscar Handlin * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hide\ one's\ head\ in\ the\ sand — • hide one s head in the sand • bury one s head in the sand • have one s head in the sand To keep from seeing, knowing, or understanding something dangerous or unpleasant; to refuse to see or face something. If there is a war, you cannot just… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hide one's head in the sand — or[bury one s head in the sand] or [have one s head in the sand] To keep from seeing, knowing, or understanding something dangerous or unpleasant; to refuse to see or face something. * /If there is a war, you cannot just bury your head in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hide one's head in the sand — or[bury one s head in the sand] or [have one s head in the sand] To keep from seeing, knowing, or understanding something dangerous or unpleasant; to refuse to see or face something. * /If there is a war, you cannot just bury your head in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hide one's head in the sand — • bury/hide one s head in the sand 1) refuse to see or face something, keep from seeing or knowing something unpleasant He always buries his head in the sand and never wants to deal with his family problems at all. 2) keep from knowing something… …   Idioms and examples

  • hang or hide one's head — idi hang or hide one s head, to manifest shame …   From formal English to slang

  • hide\ one's\ face — • hide one s face • hide one s head v. phr. 1. To lower your head or turn your face away because of shame or embarrassment. The teacher found out that Tom had cheated, and Tom hid his head. When Bob said how pretty Mary was, she blushed and hid… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hide one's face — or[hide one s head] {v. phr.} 1. To lower your head or turn your face away because of shame or embarrassment. * /The teacher found out that Tom had cheated, and Tom hid his head./ * /When Bob said how pretty Mary was, she blushed and hid her face …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hide one's face — or[hide one s head] {v. phr.} 1. To lower your head or turn your face away because of shame or embarrassment. * /The teacher found out that Tom had cheated, and Tom hid his head./ * /When Bob said how pretty Mary was, she blushed and hid her face …   Dictionary of American idioms

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