go to one's head

go to (one's) head

1. Of an accomplishment, to cause one to become arrogant. Yeah, you did a good job on that project, but don't let it go to your head.
2. To cause one to feel dizzy or tipsy. If I don't eat something, this drink will go right to my head.
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go to someone's head

1. Fig. [for something, such as fame or success] to make someone conceited. Don't let all this praise go to your head. Too much success will go to her head.
2. Fig. [for alcohol] to affect someone's brain. That last glass of champagne went right to her head. Any kind of liquor goes to my head.
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go to one's head

1. Make one dizzy or drunk, as in Wine always goes to her head. [c. 1900]
2. Make one proud or vain, as in All this money is going to his head. [Early 1900s]
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MATTERS Arising (1): The power of the Press can go to one's head, as it did to mine after I recently noted that the Lawnmower Salesman had "given up his slappers for his slippers" and suggested that the playboy's nuptial knot might be raised noose-high very shortly.
Leveraging history's lessons means not letting success go to one's head or mistakes to one's heart.
In times of revolution, however, the brains one has easily go to one's head.
SUCCESS DOES HAVE A TENDENCY to go to one's head, and ALEC's case is no exception.
IT'S perhaps understandable that fame, wealth and an army of adoring female fans can go to one's head.