Is there an idiom for one who when faces problems or obstacles tries to forget them instead of solving them ?

  • wishful thinker, escapist – olegst May 30 '17 at 10:58

Bury your head in the sand can be used to convey the meaning you are suggesting:

to refuse to think about an unpleasant situation, hoping that it will improve so that you will not have to deal with it

  • Parents said bullying was being ignored, and accused the headmaster of burying his head in the sand.

(Alludes to an ostrich, which is believed incorrectly to hide its head in a hole in the ground when it sees danger)

(Cambridge Idioms Dictionary)

  • According to the OLD, it would also be correct to call that person an ostrich; for the reason you mentioned. – Flater May 30 '17 at 12:30

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