heads or tails
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Employees strap a device to their heads and power a helicopter drone with their minds.
Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.
Both the Ramos sons squeezed their eyes and lowered their heads, doing their best not to cry.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They keep their heads low while running behind a large curtain covering the opening between two housing blocks.
Alessandro walked at the horses' heads, his face sunk on his breast, his eyes fixed on the ground.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
There are five general heads under which the characteristics to be sought may be grouped.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Their heads might have been turned upside-down, so absolutely did they tread upon blue ether.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
All night long they expected to hear the roar of the pursuing guns, to find the sabers of the Dragoons flashing over their heads.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was a cloudy, stormy evening: high wind was blowing, and the branches of the trees groaned and creaked above our heads.
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An expression used when tossing a coin to decide between two alternatives, as in Let's just flip a coin to decide who pays—do you want heads or tails? Each person involved chooses a different side of the coin, either “heads” or “tails,” and whichever side lands facing up is considered the winner. This usage, dating from the late 1600s, is sometimes turned into Heads I win, tails you lose, meaning “I win no matter what,” which probably originated in an attempt to deceive someone. [Mid-1800s]