get in (one's) hair(redirected from get in their hair)
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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!
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get in somebody’s ˈhairannoy somebody by preventing them from doing something: I can do the housework much more quickly when the children aren’t getting in my hair all the time.
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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).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer