beat your brains out

beat your brains out
Beat your brains out
If you beat your brains out, you think hard about something but cannot solve, understand or remember it.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • beat your brains out — beat (your) brains out to spend a lot of time worrying about a problem and thinking about how to deal with it. I ve been beating my brains out trying to think of a way of getting the money to her in time. (often + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat your brains out — beat your ˈbrains out idiom (informal, especially NAmE) to think very hard about sth for a long time • I ve been beating my brains out all weekend to get this script written. Main entry: ↑beatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat brains out — beat (your) brains out to spend a lot of time worrying about a problem and thinking about how to deal with it. I ve been beating my brains out trying to think of a way of getting the money to her in time. (often + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat someone’s brains out — 1. tv. to beat someone severely. □ She threatened to beat my brains out. □ Those thugs nearly beat his brains out. 2. tv. to drive oneself hard (to accomplish something). □ I beat my brains out all day to clean this house, and you come in and… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • beat — beat1 W2S2 [bi:t] v past tense beat past participle beaten [ˈbi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(competition/election)¦ 2¦(hit)¦ 3¦(hit against)¦ 4¦(do better)¦ 5¦(be better)¦ 6¦(food)¦ 7¦(control/deal with)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — 1 verb /bi:t/ past tense beat past participle beaten / bi:tn/ 1 DEFEAT (T) a) to get the most points, votes etc in a game, race, or competition: Brazil were beaten in the final 2 1. | I could always beat my brother at chess. | beat sb hollow… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — [[t]bi͟ːt[/t]] ♦ beats, beating, beaten (The form beat is used in the present tense and is the past tense.) 1) VERB If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard. [V n] My wife tried to stop them and they beat her... [V n to n] They… …   English dictionary

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