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use (one's) noodle
To use one's own intelligence and intellectual ability; to think logically and rationally. ("Noodle" here is slang for head or brain. Often said as an imperative.) Come on, Dean, I know you can figure this out on your own. Use your noodle for a change! I can't believe you were arrested for selling marijuana. What were you thinking? Why don't you use your noodle once in a while?
to wander around; to fiddle around with something. I couldn't find the instructions so I spent the afternoon noodling around, trying to find out how it worked. I noodled around until I found the right address.
noodle over something
Inf. to think about something. Let's noodle over this problem for a bit and discuss it at our next meeting.
use one's headand use one's noggin; use one's noodle
Fig. to use one's own intelligence. (The words noggin and noodle are slang terms for "head.") You can do better in math if you'll just use your head. Jane uses her noggin and gets things done correctly and on time. Yes, she sure knows how to use her noodle.
n. (one’s) head. Put your hat on your noodle, and let’s go.
Use your head!and Use your noggin! and Use your noodle!
exclam. Think!; Think it through! You know the answer. Use your head! Use your noggin’, dogg!
See also: use
Use your noodle!verb
See Use your head!
See also: use
n. a dupe; a wimp. Don’t be such a wet noodle. Don’t let them push you around.