have a head for

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have a head for (something)

1. To have the mental ability to do something well. I've always been good at math—I guess I just have a head for numbers.
2. To be able to withstand something. I never had a head for flying before, but I'm getting used to it now that I have to travel so much for work.
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have a head for something

Fig. have the mental capacity for something. Jane has a good head for directions and never gets lost. Bill doesn't have a head for figures and should never become an accountant.
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have a head for

Also, have a good or strong head for .
1. Be able to tolerate, as in Nell has no head for liquor, or Luckily I have a good head for heights. [Early 1800s]
2. Have a mental aptitude for, as in She has a good head for figures and straightened out the statistics in no time. [Early 1900s]
See also: have, head
References in classic literature ?
We are a pretty clever set, I fancy; but we have a good many advantages, you see.
I really must break out somewhere and have a good time.
She only meant to have a good time, and there was no harm in that, but unfortunately she yielded to the various small temptations that beset pretty young girls and did more mischief to others than to herself.
Must we have a good understanding with one another's palates?
If we see that a pitcher has thrown 80 or more pitches by the fifth inning, we know that we have a good shot at knocking him out of the game.
Vladimir Guerrero, who didn't have a good at-bat all night, swung at Haren's second pitch of the inning and grounded out easily to shortstop.