have a head for

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have a head for

Also, have a good or strong head for.

  1. Be able to tolerate, as in Nell has no head for liquor, or Luckily I have a good head for heights. [Early 1800s]

  2. Have a mental aptitude for, as in She has a good head for figures and straightened out the statistics in no time. [Early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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