go to your head: meaning and explanation
If something goes to your head, it means that something makes you become arrogant or over-confident.
This expression is often used as a warning – someone has been successful in something, and you are warning them not to become overconfident. e.g. I don’t want to give him too much praise during the appraisal as I’m worried about it going to his head.
Have a go at this dictation exercise to hear this expression being used in context – how much can you understand?
Accent: North America
Well done for passing the exam, but don’t let it go to your head
Notice the verb pattern to let somebody/something do something. A common mistake is to use the structure
to let sb/sth to do sth
Write your answers to these questions in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you with some feedback:
- Have you ever let a success go to your head? What happened?
- Do you know anyone who changed after becoming successful?