have straws in (one's) hair

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have straws in (one's) hair

obsolete To be insane or mentally deranged; to be or have been a patient of a mental institution. The more sensationalist newspapers have taken to saying he has straws in his hair, but I think that he knew full well the scope and impact of his crime.
See also: hair, have, straw

straws in your hair

a state of insanity.
In former times, the floors of mental institutions were covered with straw, and so having straw in the hair came to be regarded as a characteristic of a deranged person.
See also: hair, straw
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