skull

(redirected from Skulls)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

bored out of (one's) skull

Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. I was bored out of my skull listening to that lecture this afternoon.
See also: bore, of, out, skull

have a thick skull

1. To be dim-witted, stupid, or an especially slow learner. I've always had a thick skull when it comes to math.
2. To be inflexible or stubborn; to be overly willful or obstinate. Our son has such a thick skull. Once he's made up his mind about something, there's no way anyone can change it!
3. Literally, to have an especially dense skull, often said humorously after receiving a mild blow to the skull. A: "Oops! Sorry, I didn't mean to hit you!" B: "It's OK, I have a thick skull!"
See also: have, skull, thick

be out of (one's) skull

To be heavily intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, especially to the point of becoming unconscious, nonsensical, or out of control. Jane always gets really violent when she's out of her skull like that. I had to take my brother away from the party because he was out of his skull on LSD.
See also: of, out, skull

hammer (something) into (one's) thick skull

To commit some piece of information into one's or someone else's long-term memory, especially through intense repetition. How many times do I have to hammer it into your thick skull? Do not drive my car unless I give you permission first! I've just been trying to hammer these formulas into my thick skull for the big test tomorrow!
See also: hammer, skull, thick

pound (something) into (one's) thick skull

To commit some piece of information into one's or someone else's long-term memory, especially through intense repetition. How many times do I have to pound it into your thick skull? Do not drive my car unless I give you permission first! I've just been trying to pound these formulas into my thick skull for the big test tomorrow!
See also: pound, skull, thick

out of (one's) skull

Heavily intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, especially to the point of becoming unconscious, nonsensical, or out of control. I think someone might have spiked Jack's drink with some kind of drug, because he's out of his skull all of a sudden.
See also: of, out, skull

pissed out of (one's) skull

rude slang Extremely drunk to the point of being out of control or incomprehensible. It wasn't until we started doing shots that I got absolutely pissed out of my skull. Dana was so pissed out of her skull that she couldn't even say her own name.
See also: of, out, pissed, skull

get something through someone's thick skull

 and get something into someone's thick head
Fig. to manage to get someone, including oneself, to understand something. He can't seem to get it through his thick skull that he has to study to pass the exam. If I could get this into my thick head once, I'd remember it.
See also: get, skull, thick, through

*out of one's skull

Sl. intoxicated. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) Oh, man, I drank till I was out of my skull. Two beers and he went out of his skull.
See also: of, out, skull

out of your skull

1 out of your mind; crazy. 2 very drunk. informal
See also: of, out, skull

out of one’s skull

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Oh, man, I drank till I was out of my skull.
See also: of, out, skull

skull-buster

and skull-popper
1. n. a difficult course in school or college. The course was a skull-buster, and I had to drop it.
2. n. a police officer. (Refers to the striking of skulls.) Two skull-poppers came up and started asking questions.

skull-popper

verb
References in classic literature ?
He looked again at the smooth, worn pavement, and a rueful grin crossed his features--the alley was paved with skulls.
In one corner was a pile of human skulls reaching almost to the ceiling and in another a stack of dried Wieroo wings.
As he stooped to place my food upon the ground I swung the chain above my head and crashed the links with all my strength upon his skull.
Better not ask," responded Peg, looking up at the skull.
Better not ask," said Peg again, with another glance at the skull.
To this the novice made rejoinder, that he would take the vow, though it should choke him; and it was accordingly administered with many impressive circumstances, among which the lighting up of the two skulls with a candle-end inside of each, and a great many flourishes with the bone, were chiefly conspicuous; not to mention a variety of grave exercises with the blunderbuss and sabre, and some dismal groaning by unseen 'prentices without.
Thereupon Mr Tappertit flourished the bone again, and giving the other skull a prodigious rap on the nose, exclaimed
On the ensuing summer, these very individuals visiting these parts in company with others, came suddenly upon the bleached bones and grinning skull of a human skeleton, which, by certain signs they recognized for the remains of Scott.
Most physiologists believe that the bones of the skull are homologous with--that is correspond in number and in relative connexion with--the elemental parts of a certain number of vertebrae.
Why taint noffin but a skull - somebody bin lef him head up de tree, and de crows done gobble ebery bit ob de meat off.
Why dis berry curous sarcumstance, pon my word - dare's a great big nail in de skull, what fastens ob it on to de tree.
She sought every where for him whose eyes had used to look tenderly into hers out of this poor skull, but she could not find him.
I presume, sir," said he at last, "that it was not merely for the purpose of examining my skull that you have done me the honour to call here last night and again today?
No portions of the body of Tairraz, other than a piece of the skull, had been found.
Some day I will let you try to crush in my skull, and afterward you will know more about tigers than you do now.