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    Default give sb. the heads up?

    She said some students suffered culture shock because of the belief that everyone loved Americans. "We are giving them the heads up that it is a bit more heated because of the war in Iraq," Ms Houston said.

    Above is quoted from an article in TheMorningNews. I looked up the word "head" in dictionaries but failed to find the meaning of this expression. Anyone please help me out.

    Thanks in anticipation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25Hrs/Day
    She said some students suffered culture shock because of the belief that everyone loved Americans. "We are giving them the heads up that it is a bit more heated because of the war in Iraq," Ms Houston said.

    Above is quoted from an article in TheMorningNews. I looked up the word "head" in dictionaries but failed to find the meaning of this expression. Anyone please help me out.

    Thanks in anticipation!
    heads up - fair warning, advance notice

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    Thank you very much, twostep.

    I was busy the past few days and sorry for the late reply.

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    With a name like 25Hrs/Day, you should be busy.

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