use (one's) head for more than (just) a hat rack(redirected from use their heads for more than just hatracks)
use (one's) head for more than (just) a hat rack
To think in an intelligent, logical, or clever manner; to not think or act like a fool. (I.e., to make use of the brain in one's head, rather than just using the head as a place to hang a hat.) There isn't a simple answer, so you'll have to use your head for more than a hat rack to find the best solution. Come on, Tom, that was a really silly error. You need to start using your head for more than just a hat rack.
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use your head for more than a hatrackand use your head for more than something to keep your ears apart
Rur. to think. How are we going to solve this problem? Come on, use your head for more than a hatrack. Instead of whining about it, why don't you use your head for more than something to keep your ears apart?
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