go to your head

go to (one's) head

1. 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 someone 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 your head

COMMON
1. If something successful that someone does goes to their head, they start to think that they are better or more intelligent than other people. Ford is definitely not a man to let a little success go to his head. He knows he still has a lot to learn. I think Jenny's promotion went to her head.
2. If alcohol goes to your head, it makes you slightly drunk and perhaps affects your judgment. He was not accustomed to strong liquor and it went to his head.
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go to your head

1 (of alcohol) make you dizzy or slightly drunk. 2 (of success) make you conceited.
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go to your ˈhead


1 (of alcohol) make you feel a bit drunk: I can’t drink more than two pints of beer — it goes straight to my head.
2 (of success, fame, praise, etc.) make you feel too proud of yourself in a way that other people find annoying: Just because you had a small part in a movie, don’t let it go to your head!
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Maytag man: Jackson, on guarding against overconfidence as the Lakers try to extend their winning streak to 18 and beyond: ``I have a little statement on my washing machine that says, 'Never let your successes go to your head and never let your failures go to your heart,' and that's kind of one of the things that I believe in, that it's pretty important not to let successes go to your head, because you're only a success for the moment that you've accomplished that successful task.