tear (your) hair (out)

tear (your) hair (out)
tear (your) hair (out) to be extremely worried or upset about something.

I got my new tax bill and decided I could tear my hair or move, so I've decided to sell and move.

Companies are pulling their hair out trying to decide how to deal with these new regulations.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • tear your hair out — tear/pull/your hair out informal phrase to feel very worried or very annoyed about something because you do not know what to do about it Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym to worry or feel nervous about somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear your hair out — If someone is tearing their hair out, they are extremely worried or agitated about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tear your hair (out) — tear your ˈhair (out) idiom (informal) to show that you are very angry or anxious about sth • She s keeping very calm anyone else would be tearing their hair out. Main entry: ↑tearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear your hair out —    If someone is tearing their hair out, they are extremely worried or agitated about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pull/tear (your) hair out — to be very anxious about something. I ve been tearing my hair out trying to get the job finished on time. (often in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • pull your hair out — tear/pull/your hair out informal phrase to feel very worried or very annoyed about something because you do not know what to do about it Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym to worry or feel nervous about somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear — 1 noun 1 (C) a drop of salty liquid that flows from your eye when you are crying: Tears just rolled down his face. | tear stained cheeks | (be) in tears (=crying): My wife actually broke down in tears telling me. | burst into tears (=suddenly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hair — noun 1 (U) the mass of things like fine threads that grows on your head: She brushed her hair. | I must get my hair cut it s getting too long. | blond/red/dark hair: Emma s the one with the red hair. | short/long/shoulder length hair: Jane has… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cut Your Hair — Cover art for Cut Your Hair Single by Pavement from the album Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain …   Wikipedia

  • hair — [ her ] noun *** uncount the thing that grows on your head in a mass of thin fibers: long black hair a girl with dark shoulder length hair He wore his hair in a ponytail. You need to brush your hair before you go out. a. uncount hair that grows… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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