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ostrich ... take your head out of the sand

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by pkg_sriram, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. pkg_sriram New Member

    india - telugu
    If you're an ostrich about your debts, you're only going to make matters worse: it would be much better to take your head out of the sand and face facts, however unpleasant.

    - here what is ostrich and what is to headout of the sand
    please explain me


    regards
    sriram
     
  2. spodulike

    spodulike Senior Member

    Brighton, England
    English - England
    The well known fact (or myth) about ostriches is that when they feel threatened, instead of running away, they bury their heads in the sand so as to avoid seeing the danger.

    Metaphorically it referes to someone who avoids dealing with a problem by pretending that it doesn´t exist.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  3. spodulike

    spodulike Senior Member

    Brighton, England
    English - England
    The well known fact (or myth) about ostriches is that when they feel threatened, instead of running away, they bury their heads in the sand so as to avoid seeing the danger.

    Metaphorically it referes to someone who avoids dealing with a problem by pretending that it doesn´t exist.
     
  4. frida-nc

    frida-nc Moduladora

    North Carolina
    English USA
    Hello talugo, welcome to the forums.

    This thread should help:
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=981752

    Please remember: only the word or phrase you are asking about should be your title.

    Edit: did you intend this for the Spanish-English forum? or are you asking about English only? That's a different forum. Please read my private message.
    Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009

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