out of one's hair
phrasal out of one's way ; not in one's hair <
keep the children out of his hair for a while
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  • out of one's hair — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Rid of as a nuisance; relieved of as an annoyance. * /Harry got the boys out of his hair so he could study./ Compare: OUT OF ONE S WAY. Contrast: IN ONE S HAIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of one's hair — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Rid of as a nuisance; relieved of as an annoyance. * /Harry got the boys out of his hair so he could study./ Compare: OUT OF ONE S WAY. Contrast: IN ONE S HAIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out of one's own head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be out of one's head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jump out of one's skin — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be badly frightened; be very much surprised. * /The lightning struck so close to Bill that he almost jumped out of his skin./ Compare: HAIR STAND ON END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jump out of one's skin — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be badly frightened; be very much surprised. * /The lightning struck so close to Bill that he almost jumped out of his skin./ Compare: HAIR STAND ON END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's hair — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Bothering you again and again; always annoying. * /Johnny got in Father s hair when he was trying to read the paper by running and shouting./ * /The grown ups sent the children out to play so that the children wouldn t be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's hair — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Bothering you again and again; always annoying. * /Johnny got in Father s hair when he was trying to read the paper by running and shouting./ * /The grown ups sent the children out to play so that the children wouldn t be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the way — {adv. phr.} 1. Not where people usually go; difficult to reach. * /When little Tommy comes to visit her, Aunt Sally puts her lamps and vases out of the way./ Often used with hyphens before a noun. * /Gold was found in an out of the way village in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the way — {adv. phr.} 1. Not where people usually go; difficult to reach. * /When little Tommy comes to visit her, Aunt Sally puts her lamps and vases out of the way./ Often used with hyphens before a noun. * /Gold was found in an out of the way village in …   Dictionary of American idioms

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