on (one's) (own) head(redirected from on somebody's own head)
on (one's) (own) head
Being one's sole responsibility to bear. I won't rat you out, but if you get caught cheating it's on your own head! She's the one who cheated, so in my book, their marital troubles are on her head.
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on someone's head
Fig. [for something negative] belonging only to one person or group. All the blame fell on their heads. I don't think that all the criticism should be on my head.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
on one's head
Also, on one's own head. As one's responsibility or fault, as in If the police catch you speeding it's on your own head. This idiom, dating from the 1300s, conjures up the image of blame or guilt falling on someone's head. Also see off one's head.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.