have/get one's head (screwed) on right/straight

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: to think or act in a smart and sensible way She's young, but it's clear that she has her head screwed on right. You think that's a good idea? You need to get your head screwed on straight.

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“Have/get one's head (screwed) on right/straight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fget%20one%27s%20head%20%28screwed%29%20on%20right%2Fstraight. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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