have a head for

Also, have a good or strong head for.

1

Be able to tolerate, as in Nell has no head for liquor, or Luckily I have a good head for heights. [Early 1800s]

2

Have a mental aptitude for, as in She has a good head for figures and straightened out the statistics in no time. [Early 1900s]

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