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Get the heads out on

Posted by on March 27, 2007

In Reply to: posted by Smokey Stover on March 25, 2007

: : Hello,

: : I would like to know if there is anyone who can help me with this phrase: "to get the heads out on". I will provide you with the context.
: : Two scientists are examining a tortoise. One of the says: "It is a shy little thing, isn't it?"
: : The other one replies:"Yeah, very hard to get the heads out on these species."

: : Thanks in advance for your reply

: Since they're talking about a tortoise, or turtle, I imagine the comment means that this kind of tortoise likes to keep his head inside the shell, and is not easily coaxed to stick his head out again.
: SS

It might be somewhat clearer if it said ".... out with these species".

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