Idiomatic expression with “brain”

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  • Rack one`s brain:

To try hard to think of something or remember something.

e.g. I racked my brain to try and decide what to do about the computer problem. 

  • Beat one’s brain out (to do something):

To try very hard to to do something.

e.g. If you think I’m going to beat my brains out to do this, you are crazy. 

I beat out my brains to do this for you!

 I won’t beat my brains out again for you!

  • Ain’t got the brains God gave a squirrel and ain’t got the sense God gave geese:

Is or are very foolish.

e.g.  There goes John, running around barefooted in the snow. He ain’t got the brains God gave a squirrel. 

No use trying to explain anything to Jane. She ain’t got the sense God gave geese.

  • Pick the brains of (someone) or pick (someone’s) brains:

To talk to someone in order to get some information about something.

We picked the brains of the official who was talking about the pollution problem.

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