cudgel (one's) brains (redirected from cudgel brains)
Also found in: Dictionary
Related to cudgel brains: cudgel one's brains
, cudgel my brain
cudgel (one's) brains
To try very hard to comprehend, solve, think of, or remember something. I was up all night cudgeling my brains for a way to pay off all my debts. She cudgeled her brains to remember the man's name.