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Special Expressions with Body Parts (#8), by Dennis Oliver

expressions with head (#2)
 

Here are more idioms and expressions with head:

expression   meaning
be on one's head  

be one's fault

(used to mean 'Any further
results or consequences
will be _____ 's fault')

     
bite someone's
head off
  scold someone severely
and angrily
     
come to a head   reach a critical stage;
reach the stage where
something critical is
about to happen
     
go to one's head  

(1) cause someone to
become intoxicated (drunk)

(2) cause someone to
become confused or irrational

(3) cause someone to
become conceited

     
have a good head
on one's shoulders
  be very logical
     
keep one's head   keep poised / calm / under
control even when facing
difficult situations
     
keep one's head
above water
  keep from being in debt
     
(verb) one's head off  

(verb) excessively

(for example, talk one's
head off" = talk excessively)

     
lose one's head   lose one's self-control or
ability to think and act
logically and rationally
     
make headway
(against _____ )
  make progress
(against _____ )
     
out of one's head   out of one's mind; insane
     
over someone's head   beyond what someone
is capable of understanding
     
put our / your /
their heads together
  share insights and ideas
     
soft / weak in
the head
  unintelligent; not capable
of thinking intelligently
     
stand on one's head   do a headstand; be upright
with one's feet pointing
vertically upward
     
"Two heads are
better than one."
  proverb meaning 'It's
wiser to get the opinion
of another person /
of other people before
doing anything.'
     
turn someone's head   cause someone to become
too confident of his / her
own abilities; cause someone
to become vain


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