bad hair day

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of bad hair day

informal
: a day when one's hair is unattractive and unmanageable
  • You think you've had a bad hair day? One U.S. woman has hair problems that go way beyond such ordinary complaints as split ends.
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also : a bad day : a day with many problems, annoyances, etc.
  • Way back when Moses had that bad hair day on the mountain and broke the commandment tablets, I'm thinking when he put them all back together there was an 11th one missing.
  • —Dwain Walden

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1970

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