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King Charles's head

Some topic, idea, or agenda that someone is obsessively fixated on or preoccupied with. Sometimes written "King Charles' head," with no "s" after the apostrophe. An allusion to Charles Dickens' book David Copperfield, in which the character Mr. Dick was unable to write or speak without bringing up the topic of the severed head of King Charles. Immigration reform, the King Charles's head of the party in recent years, was again the focus of today's debate. My poor aunt can't help bringing up her troubled childhood whenever she begins a conversation with someone. The trauma of it all has become a kind of Kind Charles' head for her.
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King Charles's head

an obsession.
This expression alludes to the character of ‘Mr Dick’, in Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, who could not write or speak on any matter without the subject of King Charles's head intruding.
See also: head, king

Charles

1. n. cocaine. (Drugs.) Is there a house where I can buy some Charles somewhere close?
2. n. a Caucasian. (Black. Not necessarily derogatory.) And what is Charles gonna say about what you did to his car?
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The morning hours of the Cottage were always later than those of the other house, and on the morrow the difference was so great that Mary and Anne were not more than beginning breakfast when Charles came in to say that they were just setting off, that he was come for his dogs, that his sisters were following with Captain Wentworth; his sisters meaning to visit Mary and the child, and Captain Wentworth proposing also to wait on her for a few minutes if not inconvenient; and though Charles had answered for the child's being in no such state as could make it inconvenient, Captain Wentworth would not be satisfied without his running on to give notice.
Charles shewed himself at the window, all was ready, their visitor had bowed and was gone, the Miss Musgroves were gone too, suddenly resolving to walk to the end of the village with the sportsmen: the room was cleared, and Anne might finish her breakfast as she could.
Houses ought to be done by a lawyer, Charles, surely.
Charles looked at his father for permission, who said abstractedly, "Give it her.
Charles, after a little demur, accepted the writing as genuine, and they passed on to the next point.
Charles had been kind in undertaking the funeral arrangements and in telling him to eat his breakfast, but the boy as he grew up was a little dictatorial, and assumed the post of chairman too readily.
I want no more of the Paul business, Charles, as I said at the time, and besides, it is quite apart from this business.
Yes--yes--I will conceal my misery from others," cried Charles, springing on his feet and rushing from the room; "would to God I could conceal it from myself
Miss Emmerson was enabled to discover some secret uneasiness between Charles and Julia, although she was by no means able to penetrate the secret.
If Charles was at a loss to discover Julia's hidden love, Julia herself was equally uncertain how to know who this Mr.
Sir Charles will stand by me," he said, after a pause, with assumed confidence, but with an anxious glance at the baronet.
Hold your tongue, Jane, for God's sake," said Sir Charles, taking her horse by the bridle and backing him from Trefusis.
They can do nothing," said Sir Charles, almost beside himself with humiliation.
Jane," said Sir Charles pettishly, "do you know this gentleman?
This seems an unneighborly business, Sir Charles," said Trefusis, quite at his ease; " but as it is a public question, it need not prejudice our private relations.