To Use Your Loaf (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

What Is the Origin of the Saying "To Use Your Loaf"?

Meaning to use one’s common sense, the phrase to use your loaf is derived from the cockney rhyming slang for head which is loaf of bread.
To Use Your Loaf (Origin)

Examples of Use:

  • Can you use your loaf? Put yourself in her shoes!
  • You have to start using your loaf if you want to pass your exams.
  • Our politicians need to start using their loaves.

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