hair idioms list
Let’s look at some popular body idioms that contain the word ‘hair’.
- a hair’s breadth
meaning – a very small margin/amount
example – I came within a hair’s breadth of dying last year. I was in a car crash.
- bad hair day
meaning – a day when your hair is unmanageable, and everything goes wrong
example – I had a bad hair day yesterday. Hopefully, I don’t today.
- carrot top
meaning – a person with red hair
example – I love being a carrot top, I feel unique and special.
- get in someone’s hair
meaning – annoy someone
example – My little brother is getting in my hair, I’m trying to revise for my exams.
- hair of the dog
meaning – drink alcohol when you are hungover
example – Give Mike a hair of the dog. That will make him feel better.
- keep your hair on
meaning – tell someone not to get angry or upset
example – Keep your hair on, we still have 50 minutes before the concert starts.
- let one’s hair down
meaning – relax and have fun
example – The kids are with grandad so I will let my hair down this weekend.
- not a hair out of place
meaning – a person looks very neat/tidy/smart
example – He’s been out all night and he still hasn’t got a hair out of place.
- put hairs on one’s chest
meaning – something is very strong
example – My mum said if I eat spinach soup everyday it will put hairs on my chest.
- silver fox
meaning – a handsome grey-haired man
example – Rufus was a geek at school, now he’s a silver fox.
- tear one’s hair out
meaning – be very agitated, upset, angry, worried, frustrated etc.
example – It’s been raining for days. The dog is so bored, he’s tearing his hair out.
- thinning on top
meaning – losing your hair, going bald
example – Kaden started to thin on top when he was in his teens.
hair idioms list with pictures
Here’s some real life picture examples.