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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEADS UP

Didn't mean to get high, but I think we'll have help, if we can keep our heads up a while.

I don't think he cares for them, just because they can hold their own heads up.

I seized him by the arm, and next moment we were struggling to keep our heads up.

Heads up, they continued to watch him go in company with the Mongols.

How are we going to get them if they never stick their heads up?

Some just poked their heads up, and all you could see were their great ears.

Keep hid, Mandy, an dont let the children stick their heads up.

It is needless to say that no persons put their heads up for examination after that.

After a time he pulled his ponies' heads up from the grass and trotted them away.

Well, we are—just ranks and rows of us, with our heads up and the colours waving.

WORD ORIGIN

"clever, alert," 1952, from warning cry "heads up!" (i.e. "look up!"), attested by 1939.

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