put (something) into (one's) head

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put (something) into (one's) head

To introduce a notion or idea to one, often through subtle suggestion. I don't know who put the idea of paid sick leave into your head. A: "Why is Johnny holding his breath?" B: "Sarah put it into his head that holding his breath will make him taller."
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put something into someone's head

suggest something to someone.
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Community surveys directed by Link find a moderate association between violence and certain psychiatric symptoms--feelings of being controlled by external forces, having thoughts put into one's head, and being targeted for harm by others (SN: 1/7/95, p.
Link has uncovered a trio of psychiatric symptoms closely linked to violent behavior in both countries: frequent feelings in the past year that one is being dominated by forces beyond one's control, that thoughts are being put into one's head, and that one has been targeted for harm by other people.