heads down

heads down

[Sun] Concentrating, usually so heavily and for so long that everything outside the focus area is missed. See also hack mode and larval stage, although this mode is hardly confined to fledgling hackers.
References in classic literature ?
It'll be no use their putting their heads down and saying "Come up again, dear
Then," replied Michel Ardan, ready to suit the action to the word, "let us put our heads down and our feet in the air, like the clowns in the grand circus.
Thrice I saw Morlocks put their heads down in a kind of agony and rush into the flames.
Our hearts can talk our heads down almost any time, and, best all, our hearts are always right despite the statistic that they are mostly wrong.
He didn't mind, he said, the trouble of punching their blanked heads down there, blank his soul, but did the condemned sailors think you could keep steam up in the God-forsaken boilers simply by knocking the blanked stokers about?
18 MIN: Heads down long ball to Carbone, but cannot control return pass.
see [students] just put their heads down and cry because they don't know the answers on the test?
As far as we're concerned, we're just keeping our heads down, focused on our clients.
We've lost a lot of close games at the buzzer, but never put our heads down.
A foursome heads down a fairway Monday afternoon at the Middlefield Golf Course at Cottage Grove.
I saw a lot of guys that put their heads down a lot.
We generally keep our heads down and our noses to the grindstone, so it is very gratifying to look up and realize that our work has received this kind of recognition," said David Mandl, who co-founded the firm with Marvin H.