fling (one's) head back

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fling (one's) head back

To move one's head backwards in a swift motion. I flung my head back to shake the hair out of my eyes.
See also: back, fling, head

fling one's head back

to tilt one's head back quickly. She flung her head back and laughed heartily. She flung back her head and laughed.
See also: back, fling, head
References in classic literature ?
He flung his head back and laughed his throaty affected cackle of anger.
Warner flung his head back in despair when a ball from Kyle Abbott hit his hip and ricocheted off an elbow onto his stumps when he was on 45.
As his face began to wrinkle and he flung his head back, I instinctively knew a meltdown was moments away.
She said: "He flung his head back and I looked at him and told him not to do it, otherwise you will choke.