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MOTIVATION

노벨상을 두개나 받으신 Linus Pauling은 이런 말을 했다 “If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas” 그렇다면 다양하고 많은 아이디어를 효과적으로 만들어내는 방법은 무엇일까?
나와 다른 perspective를 가진 사람과 협력하는 것이다 . 이것을 “머리를 맞대고 궁리한다”라고 표현하는데, 영어로는 어떻게 표현할까? 거의 비슷하다. “If we put our heads together I know we can come up with a design that really works.”

DEFINITION

  1. If a group of people put their heads together, they think about something in order to get ideas or to solve a problem

FROM MOVIES

  • Yeah! If we all put our heads together, I’m sure we’ll think of something. (Rescuers Down Under)
  • Perhaps we should put our heads together, if you know what I mean… (Spider-Man)
  • I’ve been thinking that when we put our heads together, we really… we’ve really gotten nowhere. (Planes Trains And Automobiles)
  • Charlie and I have put our heads together, and I think we’ve got a few surprises for you. This is some of the best stuff that’s come out of the workshop since the ball. (The Santa Clause)
  • Unh… This is useless. Let’s put our heads together. More brains and less brawn. (Home On The Range)
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FROM NEWS

  • When you look at apes and children in situations requiring them to put their heads together, a subtle but significant difference emerges. (NYT)
  • So, we reached out to Manhattan Portage and put our heads together and came up with a new way to combine fashion and travel with responsibility. (Bloomberg)
  • Bottom line for this short essay is that we need to put our heads together for postulate new models of development and new definitions for what middle class means. (Economist)
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FROM TWITTER

  • Mentors put their heads together during lunch and enjoying a bit sunshine! Great to have you here
  • If we put our heads together, we can get solutions for many challenges.
  • Even when they all put their heads together, they can never seen to make smart decisions

VIDEO

  • I think you know that to really solve this problem, we’ll all have to put our heads together,

META & CONTEXT

  • Is it a slang? No
  • Can I use it in a email? Yes
  • Can I use it in a formal setting? Yes

context plot data source: Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/