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phrases involving the head
A set jaw
The president's jaw was set; he refused to listen to his advisors.
A long face
There were lots of long faces in the office when the summer bonuses were announced.
Mariko-san gave me a heads-up on the request for budget revisions.
By an nose
Last month's customer usage statistics show that we beat the competition by a nose.Note: A term borrowed from horseracing; to win by a few inches.
In a blink of an eye
Without hesitation, instantly
Keiko-san said she'd accept the job transfer to headquarters in the blink of an eye.