hang over one's head
To be a danger or threat to you. An overused phrase.
Over Jimmy's head hung the teacher's suspicion that Jimmy had cheated in the final examination.
Death hangs over a bullfighter's head every time he performs.
Stubborn; shrewd; practical.
Don is a hardheaded businessman who made lots of money, even during the recession.
have a good head on one's shoulders
To be smart; intelligent; well educated.
Rob is not the handsomest guy in the world but the girls appreciate him because he has a good head on his shoulders.
have a head for
have a good head for
To have a special talent in a certain area.
Joan has quite a good head for business administration.
have one's head screwed on backwards
To lack common sense; behave in strange and irrational ways.
Henry seems to have his head screwed on backwards; he thinks the best time to get a suntan is when it is raining and to sleep with his shoes on.
have rocks in one's head
To be stupid; not have good judgment.
When Mr. James quit his good job with the coal company to begin teaching school, some people thought he had rocks in his head.
head above water
keep one's head above water
out of difficulty; clear of trouble.
How are your marks at school? Are you keeping your head above water?
Business at the store is bad. They can't keep their heads above water.
To remain solvent; manage to stay out of debt.
Держаться на плаву, справляться с трудностями.
Herb's income declined so drastically that he now has difficulty keeping his head above water.
We have so little money that we can hardly keep our heads above water.
У нас так мало денег, что мы едва справляемся.
head and shoulders
By the measure of the head and shoulders.
The basketball player is head and shoulders taller than the other boys.
By far; by a great deal; very much.
She is head and shoulders above the rest of the class in singing.