put ideas in(to) (one's) head(redirected from puts ideas into their heads)
put ideas in(to) (one's) head
To suggest something to someone; to lead someone 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 his or her own, especially those that are foolish or negative.) Primarily heard in UK. Of course we're not going to sell the house! Who's been putting such 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.
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]