let (one's) hair down

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let (one's) hair down

To cease acting formally or conservatively; to ignore or relinquish one's inhibitions or reservations. Also worded as "let down (one's) hair." Come on, Jim, this is a party! Let your hair down and go a little wild!
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let one's hair down

 
1. Lit. to undo one's hair and let it fall freely. When she took off her glasses and let her hair down, she was incredibly beautiful.
2. Fig. to tell [someone] everything; to tell one's innermost feelings and secrets. Let your hair down and tell me all about it. Come on. Let your hair down and tell me what you really think.
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let one's hair down

Also, let down one's hair. Drop one's reserve or inhibitions, behave casually or informally, as in Whenever the two sisters get together, they let their hair down and discuss all their problems . This expression alludes to the practice of women taking down their pinned-up long hair only in the privacy of the bedroom. [c. 1900]
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let your hair down

COMMON If you let your hair down, you relax and enjoy yourself, and do not worry about being dignified or behaving correctly. It is only with friends that most people feel they can let their hair down and be themselves. He enjoyed all the jokes, but you got the impression he couldn't really let his hair down.
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let your hair down

behave wildly or uninhibitedly. informal
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let your ˈhair down

(informal) relax completely and enjoy yourself, especially after a period when you have not been able to do so: Why don’t you let your hair down a bit? Come out with us for the evening.In the past, women wore their hair tied up when they were in public and only untied their hair in private or in informal situations.
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let (one's) hair down

To drop one's reserve or inhibitions.
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* I let my hair down. I sometimes wear funny hats and try to keep a playful attitude.
But Thursday night was different, and it was great to be able to let my hair down. Dean Gallagher, Jim Culloty and I all bought champagne for the lads and we had a glass or two in the weighing room.
But his performance was overshadowed by that of Hamilton, who said: "It is good to have that first race under your belt, over and donewith.NowI can let my hair down."
When we caught up with the stunning 18-year-old soul sensation at the Brits, she told us: "I'm here to party with my mum Wendy and get drunk - trust me I don't get to let my hair down that often."