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heads will roll

Meaning: people will be fired or forced to resign

Example: Heads are going to roll when the boss finds out about the missing stock. Read on

bite head off

Meaning: overreact in an angry or harsh way

Example: His mother nearly bit his head off when he got his new shoes dirty. Read on

head above water

Meaning: to succeed to survive in bad financial situations

Example: I have to work 60 hours a week just to keep my head above water. I don't know how people do it. Read on

like a hole in the head

Meaning: to have absolutely no need for something

Example: I need a new friend is like a hole in the head, I am good to be single. Read on

head start

Meaning: to start ahead of the official start of an event

Example: I know that the paper only has to be in next week, but I would like to get a head start. Read on

head-on

Meaning: front-to-front

Example: Even with the increased hostility at work, Amanda faced all her colleagues head-on as she pitched her new proposal. Read on

bang head against wall

Meaning: bang head against a brick wall

Example: Trying to keep this place clean and tidy is like hitting my head against a brick wall. Read on

head over heels

Meaning: fall deeply and completely in love, especially suddenly

Example: Tom and Mary are head over heels in love with each other and are going to get married next month. Read on

fish rots from the head down

Meaning: It refers to failing organizations and how the blame of it should be on its 'head' that is its leadership.

Example: The company was bound to be closed sooner or later considering the kind of mangers that they had hired. A fish rots from the head down after all. Read on

hit the nail on the head

Meaning: be accurately right about something

Example: Stephen hit the nail on the head when he said that what the company was lacking in was clear vision and focus. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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