List of Idioms Head
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LIST OF IDIOMS HEAD
A List of Idioms all containing the word 'head'.
Heads will roll
If heads will roll, people will be punished or sacked for something that's gone wrong
A headstrong person is obstinate and does not take other people's advice readily.
If something heads south, it begins to fail or starts going badly. 'The plan went well for the first few months, but then it headed south.'
A fat head is a dull, stupid person.
Head nor tail
If you can't make head nor tail of something, you cannot understand it at all or make any sense of it.
Head is mince
When someone's thoughts are in a state of total confusion, especially when facing a severe dilemma, their head is mince.
Head on a spike
If someone wants a head on a spike, they want to be able to destroy or really punish a person.
Head on the block
If someone's head is on the block, they are going to be held responsible and suffer the consequences for something that has gone wrong.
Head for the hills
If people head for the hills, they run away from trouble.
Head is in the clouds
If a person has their head in the clouds, they have unrealistic, impractical ideas.
Head over heels in love
If someone falls passionately in love and is intoxicated by the feeling he or she fallen head over heels in love.
Ahead of time
If something happens ahead of time, it happens early or before the set time.
If people are streets ahead of their rivals, they are a long way in front.
Keep your head
If you keep your head, you stay calm in times of difficulty. "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you" Rudyard Kipling
Over your head
If something is over your head, or goes over your head, it is too complex or difficult for you to understand.
Come to a head
If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
Go to your head
If something goes to your head, it makes you feel vain. If alcohol goes to your head, it makes you feel drunk quickly.
All in your head
If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
Two heads are better than one
When two people work together more things get accomplished.
Light years ahead
If you are light years ahead of others, you are a long way in front of them in terms of development, success, etc.
In over your head
If someone is in over their head, they are out of the depth in something they are involved in, and may end up in a mess.
Put your heads together
If people put their heads together, they exchange ideas about something.
A hot-headed person gets angry very easily. (The noun 'hothead' can also be used.)
If people are at loggerheads, they are arguing and can't agree on anything.
A bull-headed person, is stubborn or inflexible.
To make headway, is to make progress.
Hit the nail on the head
If someone hits the nail on the head, they are exactly right about something.
Off the top of your head
If you say something off the top of your head, you don't think about it beforehand.
Turn something on its head
If you turn something on its head, you turn it upside down or reverse it.
Knock something on the head
If you knock something on the head, you stop it or stop doing it. He knocked smoking on the head.
Like a bear with a sore head
If someone's like a bear with a sore head, they complain a lot and are unhappy about something.
Heap coals on someone's head
To do something nice or kind to someone who has been nasty to you. If someone felt bad because they forgot to get you a Christmas gift, for you to buy them a specially nice gift is heaping coals on their head.
A still tongue keeps a wise head
Wise people don't talk much.
Talk out of the back of your head
If someone is talking out of the back of their head, they are talking nonsense.
Bury your head in the sand
If someone buries their head in the sand, they ignore something that is obviously wrong.
Get your head around something
If you get your head around something, you come to understand it even though it is difficult to comprehend.
Keep your head above water
If you are just managing to survive financially, you are keeping your head above water.
Bite someone's head off
If you bite someone's head off, you criticise them angrily.
Like a headless chicken
If someone rushes about like a headless chicken, they move very fast all over the place, usually without thinking.
Deer in the headlights
When one is caught off-guard and needs to make a decision, but cannot react quickly.
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown
This means that people with serious responsibilities have a heavy burden.
You've got rocks in your head
Someone who has acted with a lack of intelligence has rocks in their head.
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Ahead of the pack
If you are ahead of the pack, you have made more progress than your rivals.