use (one's) head for more than something to keep (one's) ears apart

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use (one's) head for more than something to keep (one's) ears apart

To think in an intelligent, logical, or clever manner; to not think or act like a fool. (I.e., to make proper use of the brain in one's head.) 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 something to keep your ears apart.
See also: apart, ear, head, keep, more, something, use