Definition of rear one's head in English:

rear one's head

phrase

  • 1Raise one's head.

    • ‘But just when I think so, yet another Craig Wilson rears his head.’
    • ‘Just when I'm least expecting it, she rears her head.’
    • ‘I made another drop just edging the rocky shallows and reared my head up to see - in disbelief, really - the feathering wall in front of me bending backward just twenty yards in front.’
    • ‘Shawn reared his head back, and let a scream escape his throat.’
    • ‘Smiling a toothy grin, he put his hands to his temples, his index fingers extended, and reared his head.’
    • ‘Without even rearing his head back he shot it forward in an attempt to eat them in one bite.’
    • ‘Alex shouted and the creature reared its ugly head.’
    • ‘With courage I slowly reared my head to look at the clock.’
    • ‘From the glowing molten hole, the creature reared its hideous head.’
    • ‘The seven-foot Cobra curled on the ground slowly rears his head and stares at the Marines encircling him.’
    raise, lift, lift up, hold up, uplift, upraise
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    1. 1.1rear its head (of an unpleasant matter) emerge; present itself.
      ‘elitism is rearing its ugly head again’
      • ‘Just as the garden weeds are more robust than the desired plants, bad information rears its ugly head more virulently than good information.’
      • ‘And now, another base-line issue rears its head.’
      • ‘But controversy reared its ugly head again ahead of the 2004 turf season.’
      • ‘This matter has just reared its head in the election campaign.’
      • ‘In the fields, where once the young children played, to the right of Mountain View, another rubbish dump has reared its ugly head.’
      • ‘It was as though she had two personalities, and when the beast reared its ugly head, it meant a very, very long night.’
      • ‘It seemed the realization I had made at a young age was finally rearing its ugly head in their minds.’
      • ‘Tree poisoning has again reared its ugly head on the peninsula, with a row of trees in Terry St Balmain repeatedly vandalised.’
      • ‘It certainly reared its head in the past and it rears its head in the present time as well.’
      • ‘‘If the disease rears its head again, we need to have the information at our fingertips to thrust it back again,’ Dr Salter said.’