scratch one's head

To puzzle, ponder, or wonder about something.

Faced with a box full of hundreds of small parts and forty pages worth of assembly instructions, he could do little more than stand there and scratch his head.

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  • scratch one's head — informal think hard in order to find a solution. → scratch …   English new terms dictionary

  • scratch one's head — phrasal to be or become confused or perplexed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scratch one's head — be confused, hesitate due to bewilderment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scratch one's head — informal think hard in order to find a solution to something ■ feel or express bewilderment …   Useful english dictionary

  • head — I n. upper part of the body 1) to nod; shake one s head 2) to bare; bow; drop, hang, lower; lift, raise; move; poke, stick; scratch; toss; turn one s head (to scratch one s head in amazement; to poke one s head around the comer) 3) to hold one s… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • scratch — verb 1》 score or mark with a sharp or pointed object.     ↘make a long, narrow superficial wound in the skin of.     ↘rub (a part of one s body) with one s fingernails to relieve itching.     ↘(of a bird or mammal) rake the ground with the beak… …   English new terms dictionary

  • scratch — v., n., & adj. v. 1 tr. score or mark the surface of with a sharp or pointed object. 2 tr. a make a long narrow superficial wound in (the skin). b cause (a person or part of the body) to be scratched (scratched himself on the table). 3 tr. (also… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scratch — Scratch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scratched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scratching}.] [OE. cracchen (perhaps influenced by OE. scratten to scratch); cf. OHG. chrazz[=o]n, G. kratzen, OD. kratsen, kretsen, D. krassen, Sw. kratsa to scrape, kratta to rake, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One Canada Square — A view of One Canada Square, the second tallest building in the United Kingdom. Record height Tallest in the United …   Wikipedia

  • Head (The Jesus Lizard album) — Head Studio album by The Jesus Lizard Released 1990 …   Wikipedia

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