Make Heads or Tails Out of Something

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To be able to understand something completely

Etymology:

  • This expression originated back in the 17th century. This proverb is used in the situation when someone tries to understand something completely. Head expresses the start of something and tail represents the end of something. So when we say we want to make head and tail of something, it means that we completely understand something.
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I am trying to make head or tails from this difficult project given by my project instructor.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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hacer cabezas o colas de algo

किसी चीज से सिर या पूंछ बनाना

faça cara ou coroa de algo

a face capete sau cozi din ceva

делать из чего-нибудь орла или решку

从某事做出头或尾

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    Alex
    US English
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    British
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    Karen
    Australian
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    Veena
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