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In addition to the idioms beginning with head, also see beat into someone's head; beat one's head against the wall; big head; bite someone's head off; bring to a head; can't make head or tail of; count noses (heads); do blindfolded (standing on one's head); enter one's mind (head); eyes in the back of one's head; from head to toe; get into one's head; get one's head examined; get through one's head; give someone his or her head; good head on one's shoulders; go to one's head; hang one's head; hang over (one's head); have a head for; have a screw loose (head screwed on right); hide one's head; hide one's head in the sand; hit the nail on the head; hold a gun to someone's head; hold one's head high; in over one's head; keep one's head; laugh one's head off; like a chicken with its head cut off; lose one's head; make one's head spin; need like a hole in the head; not right in the head; off one's head; off the top of one's head; on one's head; on the block (put one's head); over one's head; price on one's head; put ideas in someone's head; put our heads together; rear its ugly head; rocks in one's head; roof over one's head; scratch one's head; shake one's head; soft in the head; swelled head; talk someone's arm (head) off; throw oneself (at someone's head); touched in the head; trouble one's head; turn one's head; upside the head; use one's head.

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