give (one's) head for the washing(redirected from give my head for the washing)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!
give (one's) head for the washing
To submit passively to a reprimand, punishment, or some sort of mistreatment. I knew I was getting home after curfew, and that my parents would be angry about it, so I just gave my head for the washing and didn't try to sneak in. Don't just give your head for the washing—tell him that he can't talk to you like that!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.