Welcome to [Phrases].
Today we’re going learn idioms with the word “hair”, the meaning of which may be a little bit different from what you deduce. Each of them has a definition and an example to facilitate your understanding.
1. Bad Hair Day
Originating as a humorous comment about one’s hair being unmanageable, this term has broadened to mean a day when everything seems to go wrong.
What’s wrong with Jenny? Is she having a bad hair day?
2. Let Your Hair Down
Tell someone to relax and enjoy himself.
Come on! We’re not in the office now. You can let your hair down!
3. Makes Your Hair Stand On End
You are absolutely terrified of something.
“Just the thought of getting on a plane makes my hair stand on end!”
4. Get In Someone’s Hair
You are annoying some people so much that they can’t get on with what they are doing.
“I’d finish the report more quickly if my colleague wasn’t getting in my hair all the time.”
5. Tear One’s Hair Out
Someone is extremely agitated or distressed about something.
“I’ve been tearing my hair out all morning trying to find the error.”
6. Turn A Hair
Show no emotion in circumstances where a reaction is expected
When the police came to arrest him, he didn’t turn a hair.
Practice: make sentences with the idioms above.
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