stand on head

stand on one's head

1. Lit. to stand or balance vertically with one's head and hands—rather than one's feet—touching the floor. Can you stand on your head? Todd stood on his head as a form of exercise.
2. Fig. to attempt to impress someone by hard work or difficult feats. You don't have to stand on your head to succeed in this office. Just do your assigned work on time.
See also: head, stand

stand on (one's) head

Sports To make numerous sprawling or dramatic saves. Used of a goalie.
See also: head, stand