have gray hair

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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!
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I don't have grey hair yet, but when it comes, bring it on.
"I think if you have grey hair, you have to try and have quite a modern haircut.
"They seem to be more artistic, 'the people that choose to have grey hair and people who don't care so much about doing what's expected of them.
A recent survey for John Frieda Haircare has found 32% of women now have grey hair by the age of 30, compared with 20% twenty years ago.
Smokers are four times more likely to have grey hair.
He's already shown that he doesn't want to have grey hair.
Q I HAVE grey hair. I am 14 and want to publish a book and I have been picked on by a "friend" because of it.
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