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
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Then," replied Michel Ardan, ready to suit the action to the word, "let us put our heads down and our feet in the air, like the clowns in the grand circus.
A lot of teams might have put their heads down and accepted defeat, but we never put our heads down.
We all know why these people are protesting, but we put our heads down, and say it's nothing to do with me, but it's to do with everyone on this planet, capitalism has gone beyond what the true word of what capitalism is all about.
I think we know we've got to put our heads down and do some hard work.
Now we have to take the two points, put our heads down and go back to work on Friday.
We'll put our heads down again and regroup in two weeks and try to focus on the challenges the Leinster campaign will give us.
We've lost a lot of close games at the buzzer, but never put our heads down.
We're not going to make any predictions, just put our heads down, work hard and see where it takes us.
We tend to put our heads down and mope a little bit or act like it's the end of the world, instead of just digging down deep like the team I know we were.
We all do the same amount of work, we all put our heads down and bosh on.
I don't know what's in the cards, so all we can do is ride it out and not cause us to put our heads down,'' White said.
Tony Blair's spokesman asked: "Is the report simply suggesting we should have put our heads down and hope we wouldn't be attacked?
We can't put our heads down, and we are going to go into Chicago and play hard.
We could have put our heads down and said, `They're playing harder than we are.
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