on one's head

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on one's head

Also, on one's own head. As one's responsibility or fault, as in If the police catch you speeding it's on your own head. This idiom, dating from the 1300s, conjures up the image of blame or guilt falling on someone's head. Also see off one's head.
See also: head, on
References in classic literature ?
Every thing in life involves danger; it may even be dangerous to sit down at one's own table, or to put one's hat on one's own head.
It brought a great many boxes, which were bumped and tossed upon the roof, almost as painfully as if they had been deposited on one's own head, without the intervention of a porter's knot; and several damp gentlemen, whose clothes, on their drawing round the stove, began to steam again.