head-first


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head-first

head first
adverb
1. headlong, head foremost He has apparently fallen head-first down the stairwell.
2. recklessly, rashly, hastily, precipitately, without thinking, carelessly, heedlessly, without forethought On arrival he plunged head first into these problems.
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head-first

[ˌhɛdˈfɜːst] adva testa in giù, a capofitto (fig) → senza pensare
References in classic literature ?
A SNAKE swallowing a frog head-first was approached by a Naturalist with a stick.
He then empties the water-jug into it--places the empty jug below the bag--leaps into the air--descends head-first into the bag--the water rises round him to the top of the bag--and there you are!" he triumphantly concluded.
I began by diving head-first through the pantry window and coming to earth upon all fours.
"Some fellow who came through one of your windows head-first."
"We were bicycling past, and I actually saw one fellow come head-first through your pantry window.
I thought once, `If you'd only shoot down there head-first everything would be nicely settled.'"
A moraine is an ugly thing to assault head-first. At a distance it looks like an endless grave of fine sand, accurately shaped and nicely smoothed; but close by, it is found to be made mainly of rough boulders of all sizes, from that of a man's head to that of a cottage.
I shot head-first off of the bank like a frog, clothes and all on, and struck out for the canoe.
The former Ibrox striker and manager was stepping from the vessel in Portugal when he slipped and landed head-first on rocks.
A CHEMISTRY student-turneddrug dealer jumped 30ft head-first out of a third floor window as police uncovered thousands of pounds worth of cocaine, cannabis and ketamine in his flat, a court heard.
The Sepang MP fell head-first from a platform roughly half a metre tall during Dr Mahathir's speech at 8.39am earlier.
THIS is the horrifying moment the lifeless body of a mum is cut from a 27ft python after it swallowed her head-first.