have one's head examined

idiomatic phrase

used to say that someone is being very unreasonable or irrational
That guy should have his head examined.

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of have one's head examined was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Have one's head examined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20one%27s%20head%20examined. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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