make head or tail of
a) To understand even minimally.

See if you can make head or tail of this chapter. Im baffled.

b) To determine to be good or bad.

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  • make head or tail of — To find any sense in • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * (or heads or tails) [usu. with negative] understand at all we couldn t make head or tail of his answer …   Useful english dictionary

  • make head or tail of — ► make head or tail of understand at all. Main Entry: ↑head …   English terms dictionary

  • make head or tail of — {v. phr.}, {informal} To see the why of; finding a meaning in; understand. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /She could not make head or tail of the directions on the dress pattern./ * /Can you make head or tail of the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make head or tail of — {v. phr.}, {informal} To see the why of; finding a meaning in; understand. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /She could not make head or tail of the directions on the dress pattern./ * /Can you make head or tail of the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ head\ or\ tail\ of — v. phr. informal To see the why of; finding a meaning in; understand. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. She could not make head or tail of the directions on the dress pattern. Can you make head or tail of the letter? …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make head or tail of usu. with negative — understand at all. → head …   English new terms dictionary

  • make head or tail of it — understand, comprehend …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It — Developer(s) Infocom Publisher(s) I …   Wikipedia

  • can't make head or tail of something — can t make head nor/or tail of (something) to not be able to understand something at all. We couldn t make head or tail of the film. What does his message say? I don t know I can t make head or tail of it …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't make head or tail of — can t make head nor/or tail of (something) to not be able to understand something at all. We couldn t make head or tail of the film. What does his message say? I don t know I can t make head or tail of it …   New idioms dictionary

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