put ideas into someone's head(redirected from put an idea in one's head)
put ideas in(to) (one's) head
To suggest something to one; to lead one to start believing (in) something; to make someone want to start doing something. Used of suggestions, ideas, or beliefs that one wouldn't have thought of on one's own, especially those that are foolish or negative. Of course we're not going to sell the house! Who's been putting ideas in your head? I can't believe you were caught smoking marijuana. I bet it's that no-good kid Casey who put ideas like that into your head. I heard John putting ideas into his sister's head that she was adopted.
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put ideas into someone's head
Also, put an idea in someone's head. Suggest something to someone, as in No, we're not moving-what put that idea in your head? [Mid-1800s]
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- (one) could use (something)
- (one) never would have guessed
- (one) doesn't give a rip (about something)
- (one) doesn't give a hoot (about something)
- (one) won't hear of (something)
- (one's) heart is set on (something)
- (one) could stand (something)
- all right
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- a fast talker