use (one's) loaf

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use (one's) loaf

slang To think logically, rationally, or with common sense; to use one's head. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "loaf" is short for "loaf of bread," which rhymes with "head." 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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The hosts used their loaf to mimic a sketch from The Snowman to launch The Great Christmas Bake Off.
The hosts used their loaf to mimic a scene from The Snowman to launch The Great Christmas Bake Off.
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"If the enemy fired at the loaf, the soldiers could rest assured that they had 'used their loaf' well.
STAFF at a Wolverhampton sandwich firm used their loaf to win a prestige national competition.
To achieve the toast art version of one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering, the staff of Cafe Roma in St Tydfil Square shopping centre, Merthyr Tydfil, used their loaf - six to be exact, using more than 120 slices of wholemeal bread.
Staff and customers at Greggs, the high street bakery and takeaway firm, have used their loaf to raise more than pounds 20,000 for the ABC breast cancer charity.
Only time will tell whether they have successfully used their loaf.
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Hungry youngsters used their loaf during a bread-tasting session.