stand on (one's) head

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stand on (one's) head

To turn one's body upside down and remain vertical while balancing on nothing but one's head and hands. I've never been able to stand on my head for more than a couple seconds. The street performer stood on his head while a live monkey balanced on his outstretched feet.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stand on one's head

 
1. Lit. to stand or balance vertically with one's head and hands—rather than one's feet—touching the floor. Can you stand on your head? Todd stood on his head as a form of exercise.
2. Fig. to attempt to impress someone by hard work or difficult feats. You don't have to stand on your head to succeed in this office. Just do your assigned work on time.
See also: head, on, stand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stand on (one's) head

Sports To make numerous sprawling or dramatic saves. Used of a goalie.
See also: head, on, stand
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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