To Bury your Head in the Sand

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Pictures taken from Google Images, “Bury your head in the sand”
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Meaning:

If you bury your head in the sand, you hide because you don´t want to confront what your reality is. You act as if the situation had never happened.

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Pictures taken from Google Images, “Bury your head in the sand”
Click on the image to listen to the song “Head in the hand” ft Seahaven

Origin:

This expression was coined after Romans observed that ostriches put their heads on the ground. People erroneously thought that they were hiding, while in fact they do it to roll the eggs they lay on the ground to avoid them being cooked by the extremely hot weather in Africa or to hear the vibrations on the ground made by predators when they come for them.

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Pictures taken from Google Images “Bury your head in the sand”
Click on the image to learn how to use this idiom with Charlie d´Estries

Example:

•-What are you doing on bed, Sally?
•-I don´t want to go out. I will stay here all day, mom.
•-How come? You have to go to school. There are so many things you have to do.
•-Yeah, but I don´t feel fine. Being dumped by Tony really put me down.
•And, do you think that burying your head in the sand you are going to get a new boyfriend? Get out of bed and go to school, now!
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