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thick head

1. An inability to retain information or understand instructions. He repeated the directions twice, but I just couldn't get it through my thick head.
2. A sore head and unclear thoughts resulting from being sick or having drunk too much alcohol the night before. I couldn't concentrate because of the thick head my sinus infection was giving me. We all came in with thick heads the day after the staff Christmas party, so no one was really working too hard.
3. Of beer, a thick, rich foam produced upon being poured into a glass. I've personally never understood the appeal of drinking beers with thick heads. It just seems like a waste of space in the glass to me.
See also: head, thick

a thick ˈhead

(informal) a physical condition in which your head is painful or you cannot think clearly as a result of an illness or of drinking too much alcohol: I’ve got a really thick head this morning. OPPOSITE: have/keep a clear head
See also: head, thick
References in classic literature ?
They must needs hold a council and put their two hundred thick heads together, and then there comes this fellow Aylward and another, as their spokesmen, to say that they will disband unless an Englishman of good name be set over them.
shook their thick heads at him knowingly, and answered with one accord, in one eloquent word--"Gammon!"
"Must I squeeze a little more information into that thick head of yours?" asked Sharon.
The one idea that had ever got through poor Marek's thick head was that all exertion was meritorious.
Four legs began to grow on him, a thick head, and two long ears, and he saw with horror that he had changed into a donkey.
Now you may hang here until you get a little sense in your thick head. You may hang here and watch while I go and talk with Teeka."
'I would have done as much - had it struck my thick head,' Mahbub growled.
So, it's about time landlords got it through their thick heads that being a claimant does not make you some kind of a rent-dodging pariah.
The hard part is getting inside their thick heads. That requires English know-how.
Get that thought into your thick heads, not least before you get on the phone or online.
Disgusted Laura Pickover, 32, of Sevenoaks, said: "They just can't get it into their thick heads that the voters do not want them to sit around eating sandwiches at our expense."
But such thoughts did not enter the thick heads of the vandals who caused damage to scores of headstones at Thimblemill cemetery in Smethwick.
There should be no shortage of thick heads at Longchamp on Sunday.
Stating the obvious is the only way to get it in our thick heads (to reduce our thick waists) that moderation and exercise are the only ways to lose weight - and keep it off.
A really lively party, held on Saturday evening, was responsible for a few thick heads and a delayed start on Sunday morning.