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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Bobby Devine, Blackburn, said: "Warburton needs to start using his loaf or he'll find himself back in the Championship next season - and Kenny Miller is past his sell-by date.
USING HIS LOAF Bob Barrass loads the ovens at Greggs in 1977; below, Mary McCann, of Gateshead, gets busy with her stottie cake in 1977 for a Greggs/Chronicle competition
USING HIS LOAF Patrick helps making the bread at Greggs TOP SNACKS: Some of the tasty treats
USING HIS LOAF Japanese artist 'Bread Man' (Tatsumi Orimoto) adds a slice of eccentricity to Baltic's opening weekend ENCOUNTER Antony Gormley with his Domain Field installation MAJESTY A visitor admires Hew Locke's El Dorado at the British Art Show DON'T SNEEZE Tonico Lemos Auad with his carpet fluff sculptures THE GONGS Jaume Plensa's musical artwork was literally a hit with visitors to Baltic's opening exhibition in 2002 LIGHT SHOW Brian Eno exhibited in 2007 A STEP UP Yoko Ono with one of her works at Baltic in 2008 WINNER Sculptor Martin Boyce landed the Turner Prize BECKHAM Sam Taylor-Wood's film was a hit KEEN FOR A PEEK Crowds gather at midnight on July 12, 2002 IN THE NUDES Spencer Tunick with his photos at Baltic in January 2006
But like the other plump private eye Nero Wolfe (also played by Conrad) he made up for it by using his loaf, a sort of super-heavy Holmes.
Ian ploughed his pounds 5,000 savings into his bakery business in Stechford and using his loaf attracted 40 wholesale accounts.
Cameron isn't using his loaf, especially if he thinks artisan flour and a fancy bread-making machine put him in touch with the hard-working majority.
USING HIS LOAF Heather Rutter and Keith Glenton in the second shop.
But Durham captain Will Smith says the fast bowler has become the real deal this season by using his loaf.
CELEBRITY chef Paul Rankin is using his loaf for his latest culinary venture - by cashing in on the legendary Irish love for bread
IRISH master baker Tony Langan is using his loaf to feed thousands of refugees from war-torn Kosovo.