noodle

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use (one's) noodle

To use one's own intelligence and intellectual ability; to think logically and rationally. ("Noodle" here is slang for head or brain. Often said as an imperative.) Come on, Dean, I know you can figure this out on your own. Use your noodle for a change! I can't believe you were arrested for selling marijuana. What were you thinking? Why don't you use your noodle once in a while?
See also: noodle, use

noodle around

to wander around; to fiddle around with something. I couldn't find the instructions so I spent the afternoon noodling around, trying to find out how it worked. I noodled around until I found the right address.
See also: around, noodle

noodle over something

Inf. to think about something. Let's noodle over this problem for a bit and discuss it at our next meeting.
See also: noodle, over

use one's head

 and use one's noggin; use one's noodle
Fig. to use one's own intelligence. (The words noggin and noodle are slang terms for "head.") You can do better in math if you'll just use your head. Jane uses her noggin and gets things done correctly and on time. Yes, she sure knows how to use her noodle.
See also: head, use

noodle

n. (one’s) head. Put your hat on your noodle, and let’s go.

Use your head!

and Use your noggin! and Use your noodle!
exclam. Think!; Think it through! You know the answer. Use your head! Use your noggin’, dogg!
See also: use

Use your noodle!

verb
See also: use

wet noodle

n. a dupe; a wimp. Don’t be such a wet noodle. Don’t let them push you around.
See also: noodle, wet
References in classic literature ?
Here is Bill Jukes, every inch of him tattooed, the same Bill Jukes who got six dozen on the WALRUS from Flint before he would drop the bag of moidores [Portuguese gold pieces]; and Cookson, said to be Black Murphy's brother (but this was never proved), and Gentleman Starkey, once an usher in a public school and still dainty in his ways of killing; and Skylights (Morgan's Skylights); and the Irish bo'sun Smee, an oddly genial man who stabbed, so to speak, without offence, and was the only Non-conformist in Hook's crew; and Noodler, whose hands were fixed on backwards; and Robt.
It's man versus beast in the purest form," says Spencer Grace, a game warden with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and a life-long noodler who's personal best is an 83-pound flathead.
The former high school prom king, Delta Tau Delta frat boy, Randian, bowhunter, and catfish noodler has led P90X workouts in Congress and sponsored (unsuccessful)tax breaks for brewers, distillers, and boozers.
The expert catfish noodler sticks his bare arm into a "catfish hole," shoves his hand down the fish's throat, and pulls the fish out of the water.
Watch the Trib's interview with filmmaker and avid noodler Bradley Beesley.
Starkey, Ed Teynte, Bill Jukes, Cecco, Noodler and William Slank all lend which man a hand?
With Ubisoft, we've found a partner as passionate about changing the rules as we are," Cranium cofounder and chief noodler Whit Alexander said.
He is joined by Toby Hull, who plays the role of Noodler the pirate, accompanied by his father Rod's crazy bird Emu.
Joe is joined by Toby Hull who plays the role of Noodler the pirate and continues in his father Rod's footsteps with the help of that crazy bird Emu
Toby is playing Noodler the pirate in Peter Pan this Christmas and says: "The family theme continues for my feathered friend too.
Smee Michael Nostrand Cecco Tony Spinosa Gentleman Starkey Sam Zeller Noodler Randy Davis
Females lay their eggs in underwater burrows, which are guarded by males, whose protectiveness makes it possible for the noodler to stick a hand into a burrow and come out with an aggressive catfish.
Little noodlers can get their share of the pan-Asian action too, with a new kids' menu including mini yasai katsu curry with sweet potato and butternut squash and cod cubes in panko breadcrumbs.
IN SATURDAY'S Post, Steve Davies pointed Tour de France fans in the direction of German synthesiser noodlers Kraftwerk and their 2003 long-player Tour de France Soundtracks.
Chuck Berry's "Promised Land," Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" and the band's own "Bertha" reveal what a hot, shoot'em-up rock 'n' roll combo the Dead could be, belying its reputation as a bunch of spacey noodlers.