tear one's hair
phrasal to pull one's hair as an expression of grief, rage, frustration, desperation, or anxiety; also to feel or display such an emotion

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  • tear one's hair — phrasal : to pull or pluck one s hair as an expression of grief, rage, frustration, desperation, anxiety; also : to feel or display such an emotion tearing his hair over a pile of bills * * * tear one s hair 1. Former …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear one's hair — {v. phr.} To show sorrow, anger, or defeat. * /Ben tore his hair when he saw the wrecked car./ * /The teacher tore his hair at the boy s stupid answer./ * /It was time to go to class, but Mary had not finished the report she had to give, and she… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tear one's hair — {v. phr.} To show sorrow, anger, or defeat. * /Ben tore his hair when he saw the wrecked car./ * /The teacher tore his hair at the boy s stupid answer./ * /It was time to go to class, but Mary had not finished the report she had to give, and she… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tear\ one's\ hair — v. phr. To show sorrow, anger, or defeat. Ben tore his hair when he saw the wrecked car. The teacher tore his hair at the boy s stupid answer. It was time to go to class, but Mary had not finished the report she had to give, and she began tearing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tear one's hair out — ► tear one s hair out informal feel extreme desperation. Main Entry: ↑tear …   English terms dictionary

  • tear one's hair (out) — idi tear one s hair (out), to manifest extreme anxiety, grief, or anger …   From formal English to slang

  • tear one's hair out — verb To react with extreme agitation. My friends job at a call center is so stressful he could tear his hair out …   Wiktionary

  • tear one's hair out —    If someone is tearing their hair out, they are extremely agitated or distressed about something.     I ve been tearing my hair out all morning trying to find the error! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tear one's hair out — informal feel extreme desperation. → tear …   English new terms dictionary

  • tear one's hair out — informal act with or show extreme desperation …   Useful english dictionary

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