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heads down in Technology

[Sun] Concentrating, usually so heavily and for so long that everything outside the focus area is missed. See also hack mode and larval stage, although this mode is hardly confined to fledgling hackers.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • With their heads down and their guns under their coats, the men had enough to do to keep up with Arnold as he led the attack.

  • They were pulling for all they were worth, their heads down, their shoulders squared.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Here, to our chagrin, we saw two other bears, with heads down and paws busily digging about the cache.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • They were now in full cry, heads down, like a pack of hounds.

  • With this purpose in view, they took a dram all round and turned their horses' heads down the mountain.

    Mingo Joel Chandler Harris

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