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out of one's hair

Definition of out of one's hair

informal

  1. Someone who is out of your hair is no longer bothering or annoying you. <Let me take the children out of your hair while you cook dinner.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

hairplay
  1. :  a slender threadlike outgrowth of the epidermis of an animal

    :  one of the usually pigmented filaments that form the characteristic coat of a mammal

    :  the hairy covering of an animal or a body part


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