put (one's) head down

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put (one's) head down

1. Literally, to place one's head on a surface, such as a pillow or a table or desk, to rest or take a nap. I feel a little woozy. I think I just need to put my head down for a few minutes.
2. To put forth effort on a task that involves reading or writing. If you just put your head down, you'll finish your paper much faster.
See also: down, head, put
References in classic literature ?
She had put her head down on Madame Ratignolle's shoulder.
Now, in a shamefaced way, to hide her brimming eyes, she put her head down on the young shoulder beside her, saying, "It was hard, Rebecca
Once when she was alone, and after watching a prolonged and ineffectual outburst on the part of the baker, Eliza- beth Willard put her head down on her long white hands and wept.
And now you know the words,' she added, as she put her head down on Alice's other shoulder, 'just sing it through to ME.
It's claimed he hit one woman with a rolling pin, pushed her into paint and put her head down a toilet, which was then flushed.
When she put her head down without signing, the schoolboy, who had been waiting all day to see her, turned and shouted "Can I at least have some coke?
But she showed real guts, she put her head down and really battled.
She lost her legs a bit coming out of the Dip, but when she hit the rising ground, she put her head down and battled all the way to the line.
Amelia put her head down, and shot straight underneath the horse, coming through unhurt on the other side.
Instead she's being sent to put her head Down Under early to ensure she gets up at 2am to host her spin-off programme.