put (something) into (one's) head

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put (something) into (one's) head

To cause or prompt one to think of something; to plant an idea or thought in one's head. Why did you go and put the idea of joining the military into his head? Chris put it into my head to apply for social welfare payments while I get my business up and running. Who put that ridiculous notion into your head?
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put something into someone's head

suggest something to someone.
See also: head, put, something
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References in classic literature ?
"Something put into my head that you cared for me; and I lost my senses.
I know not whether it was owing to her loitering on the way one month to an extent flesh and blood could not bear, or because we had exhausted the penny library, but on a day I conceived a glorious idea, or it was put into my head by my mother, then desirous of making progress with her new clouty hearthrug.
Within minutes of being asked to preach, the Spirit (at least I hope it was the Spirit) put into my head the thought of making this sermon a kind of reflection on the 43 years that have transpired since I graduated from Wartburg Seminary.