to go to your head

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - go to your head

"to go to your head"

to make a person dizzy or drunk


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - go to your head

"to go to your head"

to allow the acknowledgment of an achievement or skill make you too proud or vain


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go to your head

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Are you OK? You look a little dizzy. Maybe you should sit down.

Friend 2:  I'm OK.  I drank a couple of beers far too quickly and they went to my head.

Friend 1:  Have a glass of water and you will feel better.

Friend 2:  Thanks.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go to your head

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  It is really amazing that no matter how successful Andy gets, he is still humble enough to help out the junior partners.

Colleague 2:  Yes. Andy has never let his success go to his head. He just feels like he is another person just trying their best to make their way in life.

to go to your head - Usage:


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to go to your head - Gerund Form:

Going to his head, the three glasses of wine should of disallowed him from driving a car.

Going to her head, all the compliments about her beauty caused her to try and fail to be a fashion model.

to go to your head - Examples:

1)  He never let being top dog go to his head and he was never one who rushed for the spotlight. Instead of a big ...

2)  The mild-mannered and soft spoken 73-year-old hasn't let fame go to his head. He says that maintaining a sense of humour about himself and a humbleness towards ...

3)  ... hailed in the street by well-wishers, but the adulation hasn't gone to his head. " I'm a minor figure. I'm a minor Labour backbencher in ...

4)  ... but hasn't let the second honour go to his head. "I just feel very lucky, very privileged," he told ...

5)  ... much craze among youngsters, especially girls. These things have not gone to his head. He's someone who goes out of his way to help people.

6)  That's all great, but don't let it go to your head. Make sure you are focusing on your business fundamentals and not just your image ...

7)  In other words, a glass of wine will go to your head more quickly than a pint of beer.

8)  ... you have to be careful not to let success go to your head and lose touch with your audience.

9)  When you first become famous, it really can go to your head and you can get confused and, all of a sudden, everybody wants a ...

10)  I scoffed it back, not wanting that 2% alcoholic drink to go to my head too quickly.

11)  ... but I am trying to not let it go to my head. Many a winner of an Olympic test event has proceeded to tank at ...

12)  I will never let it go to my head. I still consider myself a middle-class girl.

13)  I obviously can't allow it to go to my head because at the end of the day it's just a nomination.

14)  ... despite being well entrenched in local basketball, admits the rapid rise went to his head. He said: "With these achievements, you tend to be arrogant."

15)  Caravaggio's success went to his head and resulted in drunken brawls, a murder trial and an early death at 38.

16)  Gradually he became so popular that fame went to his head a little, he didn't need my help anymore and I couldn't help ...

17)  All that talent and yet it never went to his head. He never believed himself to be too big to talk to us.

18)  I ask if she ever worries that it will all go to her head, or totally overwhelm her.

19)  She never let the TV fame go to her head. The last time I saw her, she was washing her car.

20)  She sings beautifully but she has let it go to her head. She thinks she is above everyone especially her fans.