beat\ one's\ brains\ out


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 are lazy, but others beat their brains and succeed.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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 — phrasal to try intently to resolve something difficult by thinking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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