bad hair day

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bad hair day

1. A day when one's hair is unruly and looks unkempt. I'm wearing a hat because I'm having a bad hair day, OK? Talk about a bad hair day—what am I going to do with this unruly mop?
2. A bad day. I'd avoid the boss if I were you—he must be having a bad hair day because he's screaming at everyone he sees. It's been a real bad hair day—everything has gone wrong.
See also: bad, hair

bad hair day

a bad day in general. (As when one's inability to groom one's hair in the morning seems to color the events of the day.) I'm sorry I am so glum. This has been a real bad hair day. It's just one bad hair day after another.
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bad hair day

A day when one's appearance, especially one's hair, does not look attractive. For example, What have I done to upset Martha? Nothing, she's just having a bad hair day. Originating as a humorous statement, this term was soon broadened to mean simply having a bad day, that is, a day when everything seems to go wrong. [Late 1980s] Also see not one's day.
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a bad hair day

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If someone is having a bad hair day, their hair does not look good, and they may feel annoyed because of this. All this fuss is because Carol is having a bad hair day. Note: This expression is usually used humorously.
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bad hair day

a day on which everything seems to go wrong, characterized as a day on which your hair is particularly unmanageable.
2005 Language Log I…saw the following sign: ‘We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.’ I had an image of the serving staff having a collective bad hair day and refusing to serve anyone.
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a bad ˈhair day

(spoken, humorous) a day when everything seems to go wrong: Today is definitely a bad hair day — you know, one of those days when nothing gets done no matter how hard you try.What’s wrong — are you having a bad hair day?
This expression refers to the fact that if you think your hair looks bad, you feel that you look unattractive and nothing in the day will go right for you.
See also: bad, hair

bad hair day

n. a bad day in general. (Also used literally when one’s inability to do anything with one’s hair seems to color the events of the day.) I’m sorry I am so glum. This has been a real bad hair day.
See also: bad, hair
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