Definition of hair shirt
1 : a shirt made of rough animal hair worn next to the skin as a penance
2 : one that irritates like a hair shirt
Examples of hair shirt
<the constant need to cut costs was a hair shirt, but one that the theater company had to live with>
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Rhymes with hair shirt
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