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get in (one's) hair
To annoy one, often by being in the way. The kids are totally getting in my hair today, so I need you to watch them for a little bit. Don't get in my hair today because I don't have the patience for it!
get into (one's) hair
To annoy one, often by being in the way or a persistent source of distraction. The kids have been getting into my hair all day, so I need you to watch them for a little bit so I can get some work done. The boss said she doesn't want anyone getting into her hair while she looks over the design proposals.
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get in/into one's hair, to
To annoy someone more or less persistently. The allusion here may well be to head lice but is not known for certain. Presumably it was already in common use by the time Mark Twain wrote, “You’ll have one of these . . . old professors in your hair” (A Tramp Abroad, 1880).
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