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
References in periodicals archive ?
For me it's about just getting my head down, enjoying my rugby.
I will be getting my head down and preparing for West Ham.
Speaking ahead of tonight's league clash at Limerick's Markets Field, Clarke admitted: "I'm really just focusing on playing for Rovers, just getting my head down and working as hard as I can.
I've not heard anything from England, so I've just got to keep getting my head down and hopefully something will come of it.
Before making a regular trip from Lingfield to the evening meeting at Wolverhampton last night, she said: "It's another chapter of my career, losing my claim, but I'm not daunted by it and I'm looking forward to getting my head down and riding as many winners as I can.
But it was great to get involved in the try and now I am getting my head down and working hard.
For me now I am getting my head down and that (an England call-up) is at the back of my mind.
I just want to keep getting my head down, working hard and keep helping us to get points.
It does not affect how I prepare for the season, it is all about getting my head down and doing some hard work.
It's a matter of getting my head down and trying to get goals when I am given the chance.
The manager and I have spoken about things and it's all fine so it's a question of getting my head down to get back in the team.
Watford had just won promotion, I was delighted with that and I was looking forward to getting my head down for a couple of weeks.
Then for the last four rounds it's a matter of just getting my head down and clocking as many good results as I can.
I want to be here, from what I have heard from the manager he wants me here, so it's just a case of getting my head down, working hard, trying to score some goals and trying to get into the team.
I was getting my head down when everyone else was getting a chance," he added.