get one's head examined

Also, have one's head examined. One is crazy or absolutely wrong. For example, You like this food? Go get your head examined, or If you believe that story, you should have your head examined. This hyperbolic and usually jocular expression of disagreement may, thought Eric Partridge, allude to the now discredited field of phrenology, which holds that the configurations of the skull reveal mental and emotional characteristics. [Early 1900s]

Nearby words

  1. get one's feet on the ground,
  2. get one's feet wet,
  3. get one's fill,
  4. get one's hands dirty,
  5. get one's hands on,
  6. get one's money's worth,
  7. get one's own back,
  8. get one's teeth into,
  9. get one's walking papers,
  10. get one's way

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