to get in your head

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - get in your head

"to get in your head"

to allow someone to manipulate your thoughts or ideas


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get in your head

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I don't think that I will apply for the new internal position.

Colleague 2:  Why not?  You are ready for a promotion.

Colleague 1:  I was talking to Jessica and she reminded me of all the skills that I don't have. Maybe I am just not ready yet.

Colleague 2:  Don't let Jessica get in your head.  You are more than qualified for the position. Have you ever considered that Jessica is making you feel insecure because she wants the job?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get in your head

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Is Henry playing poker with us tonight?

Friend 2:  Nope.

Friend 1:  Why not?

Friend 2:  His new girlfriend thinks that we are not a good influence on Henry.

Friend 1:  But we are his best friends. We've known each other since grade school. We are regular, hard-working people.

Friend 2:  Henry's girlfriend must have got in his head and planted some bad ideas.

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to get in your head - Gerund Form:

Getting in your head is what a good salesperson does.

to get in your head - Examples:

1)  This is tough. It gets in your head. You have to focus on what is important and what is important is competing ...

2)  Watching someone on TV and saying how sexy she is. It gets in your head. He started talking down about my friends so bit by bit, I was ...

3)  how much of a distraction is it? But once an idea gets in your head, it's like, you just need to do it. To see it ...

4)  He was hard to read. He would get in your head and that was his way of getting the best out of players.

5)  ... you may not like them, but they will get in your head anyway, thanks to rote, repeated exposure.

6)  He wanted to get in your head, make you do stupid things, throw you off your game because that's ...

7)  If someone can get in your head, they've already won the battle.

8)  It was only me stopping myself by letting negative thoughts get in my head.

9)  Tony Sims used to get in my head, driving me mad about the drinking.

10)  I'll always choose to decide what I'll allow to get in my head.

11)  ... get into an argument. I was losing my spirit. He got in my head that I was not a "good girl".

12)  He got in my head! I started thinking too much!

13)  I guess he said the right words. He got in my head

14)  ... change, and feels powerless to stop it. You got to get in his head, too.

15)  ... but he said he would not let mind games get in his head before the fight with the Mexican.

16)  If they could try to get in his head and to disturb him during the game, good for us. 

17)  ... whether that's a tactic of them trying to rattle him or get in his head, little do they know its not going to work on Carey.

18)  ... mentally tough that you can't frustrate him, you can't get in his head, you can't psych him out.

19)  ... being the gentleman he is, we can't get in his head because he's so stinking nice.

20)  ... think I asked him a weird question. I was trying to get in his head and I don't think he liked that. He declined to answer my question ...