Parts of the body are used in many idioms, expressions and phrasal verbs. Here are some related to the head.
Head off – used to state you are starting a journey
“I’m just heading off to the shops.”
Head out – similar to head off but used specifically to express you are leaving a place.
“I’m about to head out for a drink.”
Head (direction) – often used when giving directions to mean travel. Directions can include up, down, left, right, straight etc.
“Head down High Street, turn left then head up King Street.”
Head over – this is also a direction and suggests the place you are going to.
“I’m going to head over to my friend’s house.”
Heads up – used as a warning, either if something is being thrown or if someone in authority is approaching.
“Heads up! I’m about to throw this ball.”
“Heads up, the teacher is coming!”
Head of – this means someone is in charge of something.
“He is the head of the company.”
Head up – similar to Head of, this is the action of being in charge of something.
“He is heading up a new project.”
Watch out for part 2, where I get my head round idioms using the word head.
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