turn one's head


1

Cause to become infatuated, as in The new teacher turned all the girls' heads. [Mid-1800s]

2

Cause to become conceited, as in Winning that prize has turned his head. A 16th-century translator of Seneca used this phrase: “His head was turned by too great success” (Ad Lucullus, 1571).

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