[Phrases] Idioms Related To “Head”

Hi all! Before we learn some new phrases, let’s check the answer of the last episode. The right answer is A “She started to accusing him but he didn’t turn a hair.” Did you get it?

Last time we talked about some idioms about ‘like’. Today let’s focus on idioms that featuring the most productive part-the head! And here are the phrases.

1. Bury (Hide) one’s head in the sand

to ignore something obviously wrong, not facing reality

  • You’ve got to face facts here – you can’t just bury your head in the sand.
  • Her parents had been burying their heads in the sand about the problem.
Man Putting Fingers in Ears

2. Standing on one’s head

do something very easily and without effort

  • It’s the sort of program Andrew could write standing on his head.
  • Don’t worry about that. I can do it standing on my head.

3. Bite someone’s head off

to speak to someone angrily and criticize someone strongly

  • I made some comment and he bit my head off.
  • There’s no need to bite my head off. I was just asking a simple question.

4. Go to someone’s head

make someone feel better than others

  • His good grades went to his head.
  • Don’t let one win go to your head – you still have at least three more games to play.

5. Have a good head on your shoulders

to be intelligent and able to make good decisions

  • Joe has a good head on his shoulders.
  • You can trust her because she’s got a good head on his shoulders.

Practice:

Don’t let your success ____________. Stay humble.

A. go to your head                           B. bite your head off

C. bury your head in the sand      D. stand on your head

And make a sentence with the phrase above!

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