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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IF the battle-weary and sleep-deprived key protagonists in this election have any sense they'll be getting their heads down today.
People are least successful at getting their heads down in Aberdeen, where the average resident sleeps for just five hours and 23 minutes per night.
When children are bundled from front door to car door, they miss out on the opportunity to socialise with friends, get to know their community, and burn off some energy before getting their heads down in the books.
After a mediocre start to the season the Tees bream are really getting their heads down to feed now, much to the delight of local anglers.
They are getting their heads down and focusing on making Hearts successful.
A bunch of guys getting their heads down for some involved noodling: that's very much the feel, with Swallow's convoluted tunes lashing his players together for far longer than the usual theme-solo-theme routines.
The fans, everyone involved with the club and the players themselves are just getting their heads down and enjoying their football.
We've got the ability because we've proved it most of the season, so I don't want anyone getting their heads down because we've hit a blip.
They played team-building games, tucked into pizzas and watched a video before finally getting their heads down.
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