not have a hair out of place

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not have a hair out of place

informal
:to have a very neat appearance
  • a politician who never has a hair out of place

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : the hairy covering of an animal or a body part

  3. : haircloth

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

place play
  1. : physical environment : space

  2. : a way for admission or transit

  3. : physical surroundings : atmosphere

  1. : to put in or as if in a particular place or position : set

  2. : to present for consideration

  3. : to put in a particular state


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