Definition of bury one's head in the sand in English:

bury one's head in the sand

phrase

  • Ignore unpleasant realities.

    • ‘I'm not burying my head in the sand but I really believe that, by reaching our potential, this is a game we can win.’
    • ‘I thought being here would've taught you that you can't bury your head in the sand, ignore things that threaten or bother you.’
    • ‘People are burying their head in the sand because they think it's not happening or affecting them.’
    • ‘And now I have to get well - properly well - which means no more burying my head in the sand.’
    • ‘Have you ever noticed that no matter how hard you try to make a valid point, a certain opponent will simply bury his/her head in the sand?’
    • ‘If you don't think you have got a gun crime problem you are burying your head in the sand.’
    • ‘In the meantime, contemporary British theatre continues to offer an alternative to burying your head in the sand.’
    • ‘She said she was almost positive Carla knew about this - how could the rumours have missed her - but that she chose to ignore it, burying her head in the sand.’
    • ‘Being one of these people who buries their head in the sand and ignores imminent problems, I just pushed myself too far lately and ended up just losing it.’
    • ‘Clay Serby's remarks brought quick condemnation from other politicians and farm groups but Serby defended himself by saying that anyone blind to this potential reality is burying their head in the sand.’