use (one's) loaf

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use (one's) loaf

To use one's own intelligence and intellectual ability; to think logically and rationally. In this phrase, "loaf" refers to one's head or brain. Often said as an imperative. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Come on, Dean, I know you can figure this out on your own. Use your loaf! Jenny finally remembered to bring the right books home to do her homework. I'm glad she's finally using her loaf.
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use your loaf

use your common sense. British informal
This expression probably comes from loaf of bread , rhyming slang for ‘head’.
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A BIRMINGHAM teenager has used his loaf to compete in the ultimate sarniemaking competition - the Sandwich World Cup.
A BAKER has used his loaf to create a stopmotion lm to commemorate the arrival of the Tour de France.
Either way, referee Mike Jones should have used his loaf and looked beyond Suarez's history of thespian falls because it was about four penalties rolled into one.
HE'S used to thinking with his feet but Toon ace Danny Simpson used his loaf for the day to show support for England's World Cup bid.
Bread did the trick for the winner who used his loaf to land chub to 4lb in his 19lb 9oz net.
Rhymney bread punch specialist Jess Pugh used his loaf to easily win the Rhymney AS match on the canal at Llanfoist.
WILY JOCKEY Royston Ffrench used his loaf to carve out his highest-profile win on 10-1 shot Bor-derlescott at Glorious Goodwood yesterday and it all went right from the start.
AN ASDA manager used his loaf in an astonishing opening skirmish in the battle of the Coventry supermarkets.
It doesn't matter how much he needed to earn a crust, he should have used his loaf before he went messing on the Net.
If he'd used his loaf, he would have secretly had a suit made out of the 'baby grow' material.
The monster was caught from a private lake attached to the River Thames and captor Matt Micallef used his loaf and caught it on a chunk of bread.
But Chimbonda, their French right-back signed from Bastia, whose header in the last minute beat Fulham last week, used his loaf again to nod in a Jimmy Bullard corner just after the break following a poor first half.
But he should have used his loaf and realised that someone would spill the beans, especially when a news hound like me is stalking the corridors of power.
Ron used his loaf, and bread was the bait used to catch the gigantic fish.
Skater boy Scott Hanson used his loaf to win a roller disco party and a year's worth of bread.