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Meaning of English phrase "put oneself at someone else's head"

At the head (of a group of soldiers) means leading them as their captain. Kemal planned to make himself the leader of the men that he was mustering.
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How does "head over heels" mean upside down?

Because the expression became reversed The original expression was “heels over head” and in that form it dates from the 1300s. In the early 1700s people started reversing it and the ‘wrong’ version ...
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How does "head over heels" mean upside down?

It's an idiom. Lots of idioms don't make sense if you try to analyze the literal meanings of the words. Yes, "head over heels" makes no sense. Most people normally sit or stand with their ...
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Is it a grammatically correct conditional sentence "If I won that award my life would change"?

You are hoping to win an upcoming competition for which you might have a chance; the competition is tough but you are not out of the running: If I were to win that award it would change my life. You ...
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Is it a grammatically correct conditional sentence "If I won that award my life would change"?

If the time of speaking is the present time, we say what is below. It is very important to realize when you are speaking and whether it is in the present or if you are speaking about the past. and 3) ...
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How do you answer when someone asks you to do something?

It depends on how important the request is (if it's "Please pass the sugar" you don't need to say anything, just do it!) and who you are talking to. "Of course" "Certainly&...
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How do you answer when someone asks you to do something?

It would depend on who asked you, and the general tone of the conversation. "OK" is terse, may be taken as rude. "of course" might be obsequious (submissive, flattering or 'brown-...
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