Idiom of the Week: “Can’t make heads or tails of something”


It is Monday once again which means that it time for this week’s Idiom of the Week. Over the weekend I decided to keep count of how many idioms I said. I did not realise but I use idioms more than I thought. I counted at least six different idioms on day – which was Sunday. I was in London with my mother. One of these six idioms I used was “I can’t make heads or tails of it”. I had an eureka moment; that can be this week’s idiom.

Can’t make heads or tails of something

The meaning is “can’t understand something at all; find something confusing and illogical”

Here are some examples:

“DeeDee can’t make heads or tails of her assignment. She should ask the teacher for help.”

“I can’t make heads or tails of why all these people are here!”