beat one's head over something

tedyoon

Member
Korea
I know beating one's head normally means racking one's brain.
In the following context, can the phrase, 'beat one's head over something" mean kicking oneself regreting something?
I've had a slip of the toungue and said I hadn't work for one company for more than three months in the job interview this morning.
And I've beaten my head all day over the mistake I made.
 
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    American English
    I've not heard that expression, I don't think. I would say: "And I've been beating myself up all day over the mistake I made."
     
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