Hard-Headed

Also: hardheaded hard head Meaning of Idiom ‘Hard-Headed’ 1. To be hard-headed usually means to be stubborn and inflexible; to not be willing to change one’s opinion or position; to be extremely willful. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003., 2”hardheaded.” Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. 2015. Farlex, Inc 26 Sep. 2018 https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/hardheaded 2. … Read more

Running Around Like a Chicken With its Head Cut Off

Also: Running around like a headless chicken (acting like) a chicken with its head cut off Meaning of Idiom ‘Running Around Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off’ Someone who is running around like a chicken with its head cut off is rushing about and behaving in a panicked and irrational manner; someone acting … Read more

Off the Top Of My Head

Meaning of Idiom ‘Off the Top of My (or one’s) Head’ Off the top of one’s head means to say something spontaneously, without much thought or consideration as to whether one is correct; to give a quick guess or to estimate something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary … Read more

Hit the Nail On the Head

To hit the nail on the head is an old English idiom in existence since at least the 15th century, and probably longer. Meaning of Idiom ‘To Hit the Nail on the Head’ Hit the nail on the head is one of those idioms whose meaning is fairly easy to tell. It means to be exactly correct, especially … Read more

Head Of The Class

Meaning of Idiom ‘Head of the Class’ To be at the head of the class means to be the best student in the class or the leader in a particular field or industry. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003. Usage When head of the class is used to refer to a student, it can refer … Read more

Hang One’s Head

Also: Hang one’s head in shame Meaning of Idiom ‘Hang One’s Head’ To hang (your, his, her) head means to express shame, contrition, or embarrassment; to appear embarrassed or ashamed. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Examples Of Use “Nobody should be … Read more

Go To Someone’s Head

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go to Someone’s Head’ To go to someone’s head means to make someone overly proud, arrogant, conceited, foolish, or careless; to have success make one believe they are more successful than they really are. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

Enter One’s Head

Also: Enter One’s Mind Meaning of Idiom Enter One’s Head: To occur to someone or come into one’s thoughts. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. See also Come Into Someone’s Head. Usage This idiom is most often used negatively. Examples: “Did it ever … Read more

Come To A Head

Also: Bring (something) to a Head Meaning of Idiom ‘Come to a Head’ To come to head means to reach a point of crisis or climax so that it becomes absolutely necessary that a decision must be made or something must be done. Bring (something) to a Head: to cause something to reach a point of crisis or climax. … Read more

Come Into Someone’s Head

Meaning of Idiom ‘Come Into Someone’s Head’ To come into someone’s head refers to an idea or a thought occurring to someone. Usage This idiom can be used in a similar way to the idiom enter one’s head (or mind), however, the expression is often more neutral. A very common use of the idiom is in the form of the … Read more