give (one's) head for the washing

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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!
See also: give, head, washing