use one's noggin

Definition of use one's noggin

informal
:to think carefully
  • "I don't understand the math homework." "Use your noggin and apply the rules you've learned."

Word by Word Definitions

use play
  1. : the act or practice of employing something : employment, application

  2. : the fact or state of being used

  3. : a method or manner of employing or applying something

  1. : accustom, habituate

  2. : to put into action or service : avail oneself of : employ

  3. : to consume or take (liquor, drugs, etc.) regularly

noggin play
  1. : a small mug or cup

  2. : a small quantity (such as a gill) of drink

  3. : a person's head


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