put (one's) head down

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put (one's) head down

1. Literally, to place one's head on a surface, such as a pillow or a table or desk, to rest or take a nap. I feel a little woozy. I think I just need to put my head down for a few minutes.
2. To put forth effort on a task that involves reading or writing. If you just put your head down, you'll finish your paper much faster.
See also: down, head, put
References in classic literature ?
Thrice I saw Morlocks put their heads down in a kind of agony and rush into the flames.
I don't look like I'm going to the pub and it would be a bit embarrassing if everyone just put their heads down and ignored the fact I'd dressed up.
A lot of teams might have put their heads down and accepted defeat, but we never put our heads down.
Once we got one, they put their heads down,'' said Heins, who helped Quartz Hill (3-7-1, 2-0) improve to 67-1-4 in league since last losing the league title to Highland (9-2-1, 1-1) in 1997.
Facilities include a self-service buffet and bar, TV and movies, international newspapers and magazines, shower facilities, electronic massage chairs, and 'nap suites' for those who just want to put their heads down.
see [students] just put their heads down and cry because they don't know the answers on the test?
McCarthy's men then put their heads down and despite hostile conditions hung on to their slim lead for 73 minutes.
He said: "I think the players have put their heads down.
However, that would make it an even tougher afternoon, so I imagine David Blyth and his team will just put their heads down and go flat out to show what they are capable of doing.
A lot of teams would find it easy to put their heads down and accept defeat but we carried on.
The report said: "What was disturbing were the comments of a small number of Heads of Service who reported that they had tried to address issues previously, but now no longer had faith in the system and would in future just put their heads down, as it was not worth the personal stress to try to do the right thing.
I saw a lot of guys that put their heads down a lot.
Even the most prominent players, like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, put their heads down and keep quiet.
So maybe the women directors, producers, stars and others were reluctant to put their heads down in their salad plates for the straw vote?
Some of our defense put their heads down," midfielder Carlos Cabrera said.
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