to get it into your head

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - get it into your head

"to get it into your head"

to begin to think that something is true


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - get it into your head

"to get it into your head"

to form an impression, idea, or plan


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get it into your head

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Gail does not seem very enthusiastic about our current project.

Colleague 2:  She does not believe that it can be a success.

Colleague 1:  That is too bad because we could really use her help.

Colleague 2:  She will figure it out and once she gets it into her head that we are going to be extremely successful, she will be a tremendous asset.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get it into your head

Two parents are talking about their son ...

Mother:  Have you seen what our son is up to?

Father:  It appears as though he is packing his backpack. Is he going camping?

Mother:  No. He has got it into his head that he is going to take a year off school and go backpacking around Europe.

Father:  Another idea lodged in his brain! Let's see if he follows through with this plan.

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to get it into your head - Gerund Form:

Getting into your head the idea that your spouse is cheating on you usually takes some time and hard evidence.

Getting it into your head that you can become successful can happen when your professor tells you how intelligent you are.

to get it into your head - Examples:

1)  ... and has been pretty good since then. Especially once I got it into his head that with hard drives it's not IF it breaks but WHEN.

2)  Lilies and orchids we can understand well enough, but someone got it into his head that poison ivy was an ornamental plant, and sent it to Europe.

3)  He put the fence up on my land because he has got it into his head he owns it.

4)  He feels comfortable in his own skin and has got it into his head that it's not the end for him if he loses.

5)  About a year ago, he got it into his head to retrofit an old car with an electric motor.

6)  I just got it into my head that I was going to do it and there was no turning back.

7)  But instead of doing Zumba I got it into my head that I was going to do burlesque.

8)  I couldn't face into another summer of crying. I got it into my head that I needed to do something about it or it would consume the rest of ...

9)  ... in the middle of my mad six months, I got it into my head that I'd go to confession. Clear the slate.

10)  ... a rip in my wet suit. I was scared. I got it into my head I was going to die from loss of blood.

11)  At a certain point, you simply can't get it into your head, endlessness and black holes and gravitational waves.

12)  Get it into your head that in the courtroom, there is just one person who steers the debate and ...

13)  Look, you need to get it into your head that not all Islamists are Saudis or the Taliban.

14)  You're like the cornerstone of the offence and get it into your head your importance to the team.

15)  ... gets sacked from an unspecified job during the Depression, and gets it into his head that he may as well build a boat and just set off.

16)  ... but Trev gets it into his head that the two of them will someday load up his wheelchair and hit the highway.

17)  ... in their New York apartment. Happy, until Mark Chapman gets it into his head that he'd better go out and shoot John Lennon.

18)  So I had to get it into my head that he trusted me to do the job. And that was really empowering.

19)  I'm a determined woman. Once I get it into my head, I'll do it.

20)  And when I get it into my head something should be made, it will be made.