Use your head - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
use your head
use (one's) head
To use one's own intelligence and intellectual ability; to think logically and rationally. In this phrase, "head" refers to one's brain. Often said as an imperative. Come on, Dean, I know you can figure this out on your own. Use your head for a change!
use your ˈhead (British English also use your ˈloaf) (informal) think carefully; use your intelligence: Use your loaf! Meena can’t read English, so there’s no point in writing her a letter!In rhyming slang, loaf of bread stands for ‘head’.
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Use your head
! When you remind yourself that the source of your fright isn't real, the brain sends a calling message to the rest of your body.