get (one's) head down

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get (one's) head down

1. To take a nap. I just need to get my head down for a few minutes, so that I don't fall asleep at my desk.
2. To put forth effort on a task that involves reading or writing. If you just get your head down, you'll finish your paper much faster.
See also: down, get, head

get your head down

1. If you get your head down, you concentrate and work hard at something. I could really do with getting my head down and finishing this chapter.
2. If you get your head down, you go to sleep. I'm going to get my head down for a bit. Compare with keep your head down.
See also: down, get, head

get your head down

1 sleep. 2 concentrate on the task in hand. British informal
See also: down, get, head

get your ˈhead down

(informal)
1 work or study hard: If you want to pass that French exam, you’ll have to get your head down.
2 go to bed and sleep: It’s time to get our heads down; we have to be up early tomorrow morning.
See also: down, get, head
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Like any pro player who has had time off he has been training well and getting his head down.
Contrary to popular belief, the White Feather was getting his head down, excelling in training and ready to tear up Division One.
Cockerill said: "Ben is getting his head down and working hard.
So Suarez would be best served just getting his head down and playing like we all know he can and leave the other stuff to one side.
With hard work and getting his head down you're seeing it in the performances from him.
The Tasmanian star said that it doesn't feel like as if he doesn't know where his next run is coming from, and it's just a question of getting his head down for a bit longer.
Johnson's feat is a reward for hard work, for application, for getting his head down and keeping going.
You can't imagine Ashton reacting the same way to Lawrence Dallaglio getting his head down a bit late.
He's not done much wrong, but he is still young and I think now he will be getting his head down, working hard and waiting for his next chance now.
But unless a different story comes out, Villa fans see that Davis has behaved impeccably in getting his head down, working hard and refusing to bleat publicly about his lack of opportunities.
But I do know he is just getting his head down and trying to get back into the Newcastle team.
But Dale, officially world ranked at 40 but who has climbed into the top 32 on the one-year list, knows that the double world champion will be getting his head down to practice hard before the opening tournament of the year, the Northern Ireland Trophy.
He's had to repay the manager's faith, and the only way he could do that was by getting his head down and working hard.
But rather than mope around, the City star is getting his head down and focusing on his Premiership progress.
Tommy, who was getting his head down after celebrating a family birthday, said: "I thought a bomb had gone off in my front room.