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English definition of “do sb's head in”

do sb's head in

UK informal
to make someone feel confused and unhappy: Getting up at four o'clock every morning was doing my head in. I've been trying to make sense of all these figures and it's doing my head in.Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understandMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of do sb's head in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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