keep one's head down

keep one's head down
keep one's head down
To avoid attracting attention to oneself
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remain inconspicuous in difficult or dangerous times

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  • keep one's head down — phrasal to avoid attracting notice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keep one's head — also[keep one s wits about one] {v. phr.} To stay calm when there is trouble or danger. * /When Tim heard the fire alarm he kept his head and looked for the nearest exit./ Compare: COUNT TO TEN. Contrast: LOSE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's head — also[keep one s wits about one] {v. phr.} To stay calm when there is trouble or danger. * /When Tim heard the fire alarm he kept his head and looked for the nearest exit./ Compare: COUNT TO TEN. Contrast: LOSE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head — n., adj., & v. n. 1 the upper part of the human body, or the foremost or upper part of an animal s body, containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs. 2 a the head regarded as the seat of intellect or repository of comprehended information. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • head — /hɛd / (say hed) noun 1. the upper part of the human body, joined to the trunk by the neck. 2. the corresponding part of an animal s body. 3. the head considered as the seat of thought, memory, understanding, etc.: to have a head for mathematics …  

  • head — [hed] n. [ME hede, heved < OE heafod, akin to Ger haupt (OHG houbit, Goth haubith) < IE base * kaput (orig. prob. cup shaped) > L caput: merged in Gmc with word akin to OHG hūba, a cap, crest (Ger haube) < IE base * keu , to bend,… …   English World dictionary

  • head — ► NOUN 1) the upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs. 2) a person in charge; a director or leader. 3) the front, forward, or upper part or end of something …   English terms dictionary

  • Over one's head — Over O ver ([=o] v[ e]r), prep. [AS. ofer; akin to D. over, G. [ u]ber, OHG. ubir, ubar, Dan. over, Sw. [ o]fver, Icel. yfir, Goth. ufar, L. super, Gr. ype r, Skr. upari. [root]199. Cf. {Above}, {Eaves}, {Hyper }, {Orlop}, {Super }, {Sovereign},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • head — headlike, adj. /hed/, n. 1. the upper part of the body in humans, joined to the trunk by the neck, containing the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. 2. the corresponding part of the body in other animals. 3. the head considered as the center of… …   Universalium

  • head — 1 /hed/ noun TOP OF BODY 1 (C) the top part of your body which has your eyes, mouth, brain etc in it: My head aches. | He turned his head and looked at me. | severe head injuries 2 from head to foot/toe over your whole body: He was shaking from… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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