go to one's head

go to one's head

1. Make one dizzy or drunk, as in Wine always goes to her head. [c. 1900]
2. Make one proud or vain, as in All this money is going to his head. [Early 1900s]
See also: head
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MATTERS Arising (1): The power of the Press can go to one's head, as it did to mine after I recently noted that the Lawnmower Salesman had "given up his slappers for his slippers" and suggested that the playboy's nuptial knot might be raised noose-high very shortly.
Leveraging history's lessons means not letting success go to one's head or mistakes to one's heart.
IT'S perhaps understandable that fame, wealth and an army of adoring female fans can go to one's head.