pull one's hair out

variants: or

tear one's hair out

Definition of pull one's hair out

informal

  1. :  to be very worried or upset about something We've been tearing our hair out trying to decide what to do.

Word by Word Definitions

pullplay
  1. :  to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force

    :  to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly

    :  to strain abnormally

  1. :  the act or an instance of pulling

    :  a draft of liquid

    :  an inhalation of smoke

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

  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


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