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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"It is just about getting in here, getting your head down and getting on that training pitch.
He's not just about getting your head down and playing the long ball, he's managed plenty of flair players too.
"It's a case of getting your head down, working hard and doing the things that have made you successful before to get back to a level where you can affect matches.
"It's a question of getting your head down and working on it (his future)," said Di Resta.
Graeme Swann "I don't think we need any genius, I think we just need a bit of good old fashioned rolling your sleeves up and getting your head down."Swann, who had completed his 12th five-wicket haul earlier in the day, admitted to being frustrated at the end of the Sri Lanka innings.
WHILE YOU'RE THERE Enjoy a couple of beers and a bite to eat in the bar before getting your head down for that early flight the next day.
"We have all been through bad spells before and the only way you get through a spell like this is getting your head down and working together so the team spirit comes through.
"A lot of players in Irish League can make that step - it's about getting your head down because you are playing catch-up to the rest of the lads physically.
"It is disappointing but I have been in this position before and it is all about getting your head down and keep working and hoping your chance may come.
"But the climbs were not too difficult so it was just a case of getting your head down and getting through it."
The pre-season is all about getting your head down, but that's what you have got to do and hopefully the rewards will come."
He claims that getting your head down on a pillow for some shut-eye cuts off the oxygen supply to the facial skin and stops it breathing.
But one outraged MP said: "We often have to work late at night and the sofas are a good way of getting your head down for a quick 40 winks.