One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
2Keep quiet about one's talents or accomplishments.‘please don't hide your light under a bushel—the Society needs your valuable expertise’
- ‘Never one to hide his light under a bushel, he has extracted the most possible mileage from his stewardship of York City.’
- ‘‘The awards are for the people who normally hide their light under a bushel,’ he says.’
- ‘A lot of people hide their light under a bushel.’
- ‘Not one to hide his light under a bushel, he has had no hesitation in revealing the first name that would be on his World XI teamsheet for 4-4-2 magazine this month: ‘Me of course, because I am an arrogant, selfish soul’.’
- ‘Never one to hide his light under a bushel, he predicts he will be able to create artificial life in a test tube within the next three years.’
- ‘Nowadays to be bright is to be stigmatised, so better to hide your light under a bushel.’
- ‘We want to try and get them to believe that it's good to succeed, to feel special, and realise they should not hide their light under a bushel.’
- ‘You've been hiding your light under a bushel McLeod.’
- ‘If there are any negative aspects of Quakerism it's that we have a tendency to hide our light under a bushel.’
- ‘Nor do its people feel any need to hide their light under a bushel like the painfully self-conscious and underconfident Scots.’
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