An excerpt from Java for Dummies, 6th Edition:
Hello, again. You're listening to radio station WWW, and I’m your host, Sam Burd. It's the start again of the big baseball season, and today station WWW brought you live coverage of the Hankees versus Socks game. At this moment, I’m awaiting news of the game’s final score.
If you remember from earlier this afternoon, the Socks looked like they were going to take those Hankees to the cleaners. Then, the Hankees were belting ball after ball, giving the Socks a run for their money. Those Socks! I’m glad I wasn’t in their shoes.
Anyway, as the game went on, the Socks pulled themselves up. Now the Socks are nose to nose with the Hankees. We’ll get the final score in a minute, but first, a few reminders. Stay tuned after this broadcast for the big Jersey’s game. And don’t forget to tune in next week when the Cleveland Gowns play the Bermuda Shorts.
Okay, here’s the final score. Which team has the upper hand? Which team will come out a head? And the winner is... oh, no! It’s a tie!
What do you think come out a head means? Well, to tell you the truth, I think I have an idea of what it means. It probably means that one of the teams is going to win the match, but apart from that what can you say about the expression and its usage itself? How do you think the author came up with this expression?