hide one's face

[hide one's face] or [hide one's head] {v. phr.} 1. To lower yourhead or turn your face away because of shame or embarrassment.

Theteacher found out that Tom had cheated, and Tom hid his head.

WhenBob said how pretty Mary was, she blushed and hid her face.

2. Tofeel embarrassed or ashamed.

We will beat the other team so badlythat they will hide their heads in shame.