Definition of hide one's light under a bushel in English:

hide one's light under a bushel

  • Keep quiet about one’s talents or accomplishments: please don’t hide your light under a bushel—the Society needs your valuable expertise
    [with biblical allusion to Matt. 5:15]
    More example sentences
    • Nowadays to be bright is to be stigmatised, so better to hide your light under a bushel.
    • We want to try and get them to believe that it's good to succeed, to feel special, and realise they should not hide their light under a bushel.
    • A lot of people hide their light under a bushel.
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used to address an English nobleman