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idioms involving hair
To emphasize minor or unimportant differences
Both parties were ready to sign the agreement last week but the lawyers are still splitting hairs.
Within a hair's breadth
To come extremely close to doing something
The sale manager came within a hair's breath of resigning when sales were flat for the second year in a row.
Let one's hair down
To relax, not worry about behaving correctly
Everybody lets their hair down at the company's summer barbecue.
Out of someone's hair
To get someone who is a nuisance to leave
As soon as we get these government auditors out of our hair, we can begin to work on next year's budget.
Tear one's hair out
To be very frustrated or upset about something
The traffic was at a standstill for over an hour so drivers were ready to tear their hair out.