|Idiom||Bury your head in the sand|
|Meaning||Pretend that danger doesn't exist when it really does|
|Example||Swim away! Don't bury your head in the sand!|
For a long time people had the mistaken idea that the world's biggest bird, the ostrich, buried its head in the sand to hide from danger. People believed the ostrich thought that if it couldn't see its enemy, the enemy couldn't see it.
The ostrich is really an excellent fighter. If you got one angry, it would fight you with its beak and powerful feet.
If you see an ostrich with its head down, it's not hiding from its enemies. It's just looking for seeds or berries to eat.
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