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
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.
I shot head-first off of the bank like a frog, clothes and all on, and struck out for the canoe.
A STUDENT paralysed after running 50ft and then diving head-first into a 2ft deep paddling pool lost a multi million-pound claim for damages yesterday.