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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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Table 2 shows that out of 30 patients, clinically 17 (56.66%) were having knuckle pigmentation, 7 (23.33%) patients were having gray hair and only 2 (6.66%) patients were having neurological involvement in the form of sensory ataxia.
Some people, however, start having gray hair prematurely, or before the age of 30.
12 was described as having gray hair. McLaughlin did not say if witnesses thought the shoe store robber wore anything to disguise her identity.