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 Head Shaved (Get your).Head and Shoulders. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Head and Ears.
 
Over head and ears [in debt, in love, etc.], completely; entirely. The allusion is to a person immersed in water. The French phrase is “Avoir des dettes pardessus la tête.   1
 


 Head Shaved (Get your).Head and Shoulders. 

 
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