have a head for

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have a head for (something)

1. To have the mental ability to do something well. I've always been good at math—I guess I just have a head for numbers.
2. To have the ability to withstand or endure something. I never had a head for flying before, but I'm getting used to it now that I have to travel so much for work.
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have a head for something

Fig. have the mental capacity for something. Jane has a good head for directions and never gets lost. Bill doesn't have a head for figures and should never become an accountant.
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have a head for

Also, have a good or strong head for .
1. Be able to tolerate, as in Nell has no head for liquor, or Luckily I have a good head for heights. [Early 1800s]
2. Have a mental aptitude for, as in She has a good head for figures and straightened out the statistics in no time. [Early 1900s]
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"Her success has been based on her strong head for business and her distinctiveness.
In Rugby, those with a strong head for heights had the chance to climb the 400-ft Cemex tower for unrivalled views of the Warwickshire countryside, and elsewhere, people could also explore Leamington Tennis Club, Nuneaton United Reformed Church, Guys Cliffe House in Warwick and Stratford Town Hall.