One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Come (or cause someone) to realize or understand something.‘when will you get it into your head that it's the project that counts not me?’
- ‘I was in secondary school and I somehow got it into my head that because I was good at sciences (especially physics) I should become an engineer.’
- ‘He was a bit concerned that I seem to have got it into my head that I'll be fine in another 6 months or so, enough to go back straight into full time work anyhow.’
- ‘I understand that Jimmy, like you, cannot get it into his head that she doesn't want to be with him anymore.’
- ‘He's got it into his head to replace the fossil fuels he uses to heat the air and water in his Highgrove residence with wood before it becomes fossilised.’
- ‘I'd got it into my head that today would be the final resolution of the London flat problem, after several false starts.’
- ‘I seem to have got it into my head that I need to read novels set in New York.’
- ‘For some reason, I had got it into my head that the small white square with a ‘T’ marked in it was the Minster.’
- ‘We have a pretty simple uniform while we're cooking or serving, but I got it into my head that it would be cool to have team aprons - I came up with this design.’
- ‘I had got it into my head that Cirencester is a long way away but it isn't.’
- ‘He got it into his head that he was stupid, but this course made him realise he isn't.’
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