[Phrases] Snap One’s Head Off

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Source: Free Dictionary

If someone bites your head off or snaps your head off, they speak to you in an unpleasant, angry way, because they are annoyed about something. The first expression, dating from the mid-1900s, replaced the much earlier bite someone’s nose off (16th century). The variant was first recorded in 1886.

i.e. I don’t know what’s wrong with Julia but she snapped my head off just now.

i.e. I’m very sorry I lost my temper. I didn’t mean to snap your head off.

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1. A Head Start

An early start before the official or typical time to start something.

i.e. If I don’t get a head start on the project, I’m going to miss the deadline.

 i.e. If I hadn’t had a head start, I’d be behind in my reading.

2. A Kick in the Head

A thoroughly devastating or disappointing setback or failure.

i.e. It was a kick in the head for the lawyer to lose the case.

 i.e. Losing the championship match was a kick in the head, but I knew I just had to train even harder and try again next year.

3. An Old Head on Young Shoulders

A young person who acts or speaks like an older person.

i.e. He’s only seventeen, but he has an old head on young shoulders and remains calm under pressure.

i.e. Katie may only be 13, but she is so insightful. She’s really an old head on young shoulders.

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