head in the sand

head in the sand
unable to see, unwilling to look
  

The minister hasn't noticed their poverty. His head is in the sand.


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  • head in the sand — ◇ If you bury/have/hide (etc.) your head in the sand, you ignore something unpleasant that you should be dealing with. He can t just bury his head in the sand every time there s a problem. • • • Main Entry: ↑head head in the sand see ↑head, 1 • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • head-in-the-sand — adjective Date: 1970 unwilling to recognize or acknowledge a problem or situation < the government s usual head in the sand response > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • head-in-the-sand — adjective Exhibiting disregard or denial of a problem or threat. The head in the sand approach to environmentalism seldom improves matters …   Wiktionary

  • head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head\ in\ the\ sand — See: hide one s head in the sand …   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

  • bury one's head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have one's head in the sand — See: HIDE ONE S HEAD IN THE SAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

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