Posted by ESC on May 07, 2003
In Reply to: Origin of "Heads up" posted by J on May 07, 2003
: Anyone know where this phrase came from? or any more info on it?
It's become an office "buzz word" or should I say "buzz phrase" in recent years in the U.S. meaning "warning" or "advance notice." "I wanted to give you a 'heads up' on that."
I don't know the origin but it always makes me think of deer grazing in a field -- they hear/smell/sense and enemy and their heads come up and they're ready for flight.