Head-in-the-sand definition

Exhibiting disregard or denial of a problem or threat.

The head-in-the-sand approach to economic problems frequently bankrupts companies.

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Exhibiting disregard or denial of a problem or threat.

People who deny the inevitable zombie apocalypse have their head in the sand.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
head-in-the-sand
Plural:
heads in the sand

Origin of head-in-the-sand

  • A reference to the imagined habit of the ostrich burying its head when threatened.

    From Wiktionary

  • Attributive form of head in the sand.

    From Wiktionary