hide one's light under a bushel


hide one's light under a bushel
hide one's light under a bushel keep quiet about one's talents or accomplishments. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 15.]
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  • hide one's light under a bushel — {v. phr.} To be very shy and modest and not show your abilities or talents; be too modest in letting others see what you can do. * /When Joan is with her close friends she has a wonderful sense of humor, but usually she hides her light under a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hide one's light under a bushel — {v. phr.} To be very shy and modest and not show your abilities or talents; be too modest in letting others see what you can do. * /When Joan is with her close friends she has a wonderful sense of humor, but usually she hides her light under a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hide one's light under a bushel — phrasal : to be excessively modest : conceal one s abilities : shrink from public notice a fine poet who hid her light under a bushel * * * hide one s light under a bushel To keep quiet about or conceal one s talents or abilities • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hide\ one's\ light\ under\ a\ bushel — v. phr. To be very shy and modest and not show your abilities or talents; be too modest in letting others see what you can do. When Joan is with her close friends she has a wonderful sense of humor, but usually she hides her light under a bushel …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hide one's light under a bushel — verb To conceal ones talents or positive qualities, especially due to modesty or shyness; to avoid attention. [Y]ouve got a bright, intelligent face. I shouldnt wonder if you werent rather clever. Why do you hide your light under a bushel? …   Wiktionary

  • hide one's light under a bushel — keep quiet about one s talents or accomplishments. [with biblical allusion to Matt. 15.] → hide …   English new terms dictionary

  • under a bushel — See: HIDE ONE S LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under a bushel — See: HIDE ONE S LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under\ a\ bushel — See: hide one s light under a bushel …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hide — Ⅰ. hide [1] ► VERB (past hid; past part. hidden) 1) put or keep out of sight. 2) conceal oneself. 3) keep secret. ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a camouflaged shelter used to observe wild …   English terms dictionary


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