make one's hair curl

Definition of make one's hair curl

informal

  1. If something makes your hair curl, it frightens, shocks, or surprises you. I've heard stories about that guy that would make your hair curl.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

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

curlplay
  1. :  to form (as the hair) into coils or ringlets

    :  to form into a curved shape :  twist

    :  to furnish with curls

  1. :  a lock of hair that coils :  ringlet

    :  something having a spiral or winding form :  coil

    :  the action of curling :  the state of being curled


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