beat one's brains out
phrasal to try intently to resolve something difficult by thinking

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beat\ one's\ brains\ out — • beat one s brains out • beat one s brains v. phr. slang To try very hard to understand or think out something difficult; tire yourself out by thinking. It was too hard for him and he beat his brains out trying to get the answer. Some students… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat one's brains out — phrasal or beat one s brains : to cudgel one s brain : try continually and energetically to think out something difficult * * * beat one s brains or beat one s brains out To puzzle about something • • • Main Entry: ↑beat …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat one's brains out — or[beat one s brains] {v. phr.}, {slang} To try very hard to understand or think out something difficult; tire yourself out by thinking. * /It was too hard for him and he beat his brains out trying to get the answer./ * /Some students are lazy,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat one's brains out — or[beat one s brains] {v. phr.}, {slang} To try very hard to understand or think out something difficult; tire yourself out by thinking. * /It was too hard for him and he beat his brains out trying to get the answer./ * /Some students are lazy,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat one’s brains out (to do something) — v. to work hard at a task. □ I’m tired of beating my brains out to do what you want. CD He beat out his brains to get here on time! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • beat one's brain out —    If someone beats their brains out, they try very hard to understand something or solve a problem.     My grandmother beats her brains out every evening trying to do the crossword puzzle in the newspaper …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • beat\ one's\ brains — • beat one s brains out • beat one s brains v. phr. slang To try very hard to understand or think out something difficult; tire yourself out by thinking. It was too hard for him and he beat his brains out trying to get the answer. Some students… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat one's brains — phrasal see beat one s brains out * * * beat one s brains or beat one s brains out To puzzle about something • • • Main Entry: ↑beat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cudgel one's brains — See: BEAT ONE S BRAINS OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cudgel one's brains — See: BEAT ONE S BRAINS OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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