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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He was described as having grey hair and was wearing a dressing gown and had no shoes on.
"The man is described as having grey hair and was wearing a black T-shirt with white on it, light blue jeans and half-moon dark glasses."
"Some people start having grey hair and wrinkles at 25, others at 45.
"The man is described as having grey hair and the woman was possibly wearing an item of red clothing.
"If I'm not getting stick for being old then I'm usually getting it for having grey hair or the fact I haven't retired.
Kristin McMenamy has decided that having grey hair looks good.
"They were walking a small, white and brown dog and the man is described as having grey hair, with the woman possibly wearing an item of red clothing.
I think that having grey hair lends me a certain senatorial gravitas.
A YOUR email is not completely clear, but I'm assuming the book is about being 14 and having grey hair.
Friends described the 6ft 1in earl as having grey hair, blue eyes and sometimes wearing large heavy-framed red and pink glasses.
``And I've got quite used to not having grey hair now.
The new chief of Age Concern in the Midlands revealed yesterday how the organisation was planning to stamp out age discrimination in the region and dispel the myth that having grey hair means people are old.