Hair Idioms | Idioms Derived From The Word Hair


Idioms are common in all kinds of English, formal and informal, spoken and written. Here is a list of idioms derived from the word hair.

Make someone’s hair stand on end (terrify someone)

Curl someone’s hair (frighten or shock someone)

Get in someone’s hair (annoy someone; disturb someone by being near them for a long period)

Not a hair out of place (if you don’t have a hair out of place, your appearance is very tidy.)

A hair’s breadth (a very small distance or amount)

Hair-raising (very frightening)

Harm a hair on someone’s head (to hurt someone)

Have a bad hair day (feel unattractive or unhappy all day; if a machine has a bad hair day it doesn’t work properly)

Let your hair down (relax and enjoy yourself without worrying what other people will think)