1. ignore a difficult or unpleasant situation in the hope that it will go away
we can't just bury our heads in the sand
When you ‘bury your head in the sand’ it means to ignore or refuse to recognize something unpleasant or something you would rather not deal with. This idiom is used in social and professional contexts to convey refusing to acknowledge something important or something that should be dealt with. You may ‘bury your head in the sand’ as a choice or due to ignorance.