"press me upon this head"

imchongjun

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What does "do not press me upon this head" mean? This expression is from a Victorian penny blood "The Mysteries of London" by George W. M. Reynolds. Let me quote the passage which includes this expression.


“Ah! my dear sir,” observed Walter, somewhat reproachfully, “you must remember that you are now talking enigmas to me; that I am at present only a blind instrument in your hands—a mere machine—an automaton——”
“Do not press me upon this head, Walter,” interrupted Mr. Stephens, hastily. “You must not as yet be led to comprehend the magnitude of my views: you must have patience."


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The trouble with seething like that is that it might not have any current meaning to anybody. If I were you I wouldn't waste too much time on it. (Maybe it will come to you. Maybe it won't.)
 

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Head here means point, subject.
 

Tdol

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And press means force/pressure.
 
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