have gray hair

have gray hair

1. Literally, to have hair that has lightened to a grayish color, typically due to aging. I'm only 30—how do I have gray hair already?
2. By extension, to experience negative or undesired physical effects (such as having gray hair) from being exceedingly worried, stressed, or upset by or about something or someone. I'm going to have gray hair after being around these screaming kids all day long. I'm going to have gray hair from my teenage daughter and all her wild behavior. I'm going to have gray hair from dealing with this stupid car breaking down all the time!
See also: gray, hair, have
References in periodicals archive ?
Amanda Lindsay, a research administrator, said that a person doesn't need to be old to have gray hair. Joseph Bangura Lee seconded Lindsay's thoughts and said that Middleton is not that old yet.
As one 26-year-old told me, "It adds to their sexiness when guys in their 30s have gray hair. It makes them look like established men--like what a man is.
Entrants, who must be men over the age of 25 and who have gray hair, must submit current photos plus a 25- to 50-word essay on how they stay on top of their game.
However, if he did not have gray hair, his hair was noticed 28% of the time.
After controlling for age, they found that smokers were four times more likely to have gray hair than nonsmokers.
Full browser ?