head-in-the-sand

adjective
\ ˈhed-in-ṯẖə-ˈsand How to pronounce head-in-the-sand (audio) \

Definition of head-in-the-sand

: unwilling to recognize or acknowledge a problem or situation the government's usual head-in-the-sand response

First Known Use of head-in-the-sand

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of head-in-the-sand was in 1970

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“Head-in-the-sand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head-in-the-sand. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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