have a good head for (something)


1. have the mental ability to endure something or to do it well






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have a good head for heights/numbers

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If you have a good head for something it means you have a natural ability or talent to do something very well. Someone who has a good head for numbers, for example, might seem to have a natural ability to do arithmetic or maths very well compared to others. You might say you 'don't have a good head for heights' if heights make you feel scared or dizzy. This is an informal phrase but you can hear it used in social and professional contexts.

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  1. I really don't have a good head for heights, so when I'm high up I tend to get very anxious.

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  1. I was assigned to the Accounting Department because the boss realized that I had a good head for numbers.
  2. Claire has a head for business. That's why she decided to leave her teaching job and open her own shop.

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