comb out of

comb something out of something

 and comb something out
to remove substances or knots and snarls from something by combing. I had to comb the gum out of her hair. It took me over an hour to comb out the gum.
See also: comb, of, out
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And I remember watching my dad take his comb out of his back pocket to touch up on things as the day wore on and thinking, "One day, I'll be doing that".