get (something) into (one's) head

get (something) into (one's) head

To believe that something is true. Get it into your head: I'm in charge until Mom gets home, so you have to listen to me. A: "Why is Johnny holding his breath?" B: "Well, he's gotten it into his head that holding his breath will make him taller."
See also: get, head
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get into one's head

Also, get or take it into one's head . Form an impression, idea, or plan. For example, What strange idea has she got into her head? or He took it into his head that you want to quit. [Late 1600s] Also see get through one's head.
See also: get, head
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get into someone's head

If you get into someone's head, you understand what they are really thinking or feeling. The author has really tried to get into the heads of these criminals.
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get something into your/somebody’s (thick) ˈhead

(informal) succeed in understanding or in making somebody understand something fully: When are you going to get it into your thick head that you don’t need to worry about money? You’re rich now.I’m still trying to get it into my head that I’m free to do what I want now.
See also: get, head, something

get/take it into your ˈhead that...

(informal) think or believe something, often wrongly: Somehow she’s taken it into her head that her husband is trying to poison her.
See also: get, head, take
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