Go soak your head

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Thu Nov 13 15:18:16 UTC 2008

It does not seem that the OED has an entry for this very useful expression.

        He came out at the Little Drury, as one of the Sequin Opera Corps, was pelted, hissed and hooted off the stage.  ***  He was told to go home and “soak his head,” with which he complied. . . .  ***  He is now the editor of a small, very weakly paper.
        The Whip and Satirist of New York & Brooklyn, February 19, 1842, p. 3, col. 2


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

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