give (one) gray hair

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give (one) gray hair

To cause one to experience negative or undesired physical effects (such as having gray hair) by making them exceedingly worried, stressed, or upset. Dealing with these screaming kids all day is enough to give me gray hair. Oh boy, my teenage daughter and all her wild behavior is going to give me gray hair. Dealing with this stupid car breaking down all the time is going to give me gray hair!
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Husband Steve said: "Having so many children in the house does give you grey hair.
"Tom Hendrie said to me that those games are the ones that give you grey hairs.