a heavy head


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Here these characters fill their mouths with coins, as a play or joke. I wonder if "it gives you a heavy head" means "getting headache" or "your head becomes heavy!

It bulged his face out like a hamster; she could see the shapes of the edges of the coins pushing against his beard. It gives you a heavy head, money, if you fill your mouth with it.
From Hotel World by Ali Smith.

Many thanks.
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