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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They let their hair down - not just figuratively speaking.
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I'm told: "The contestants and backstage runners didn't quite know what to make of it all but Rod was adamant that everyone let their hair down and have a good time.
The let their hair down at a rave at Le Grande Bouche in Kensal Rise, North-West London last Friday.
The high school prom style event is being held at The Jam House from 7.30pm with guests being encouraged to let their hair down and dress up in 1950s costumes.
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But the students took time off to let their hair down, above, right, below and below right; Pictures by IAN McINTYRE; ALL FRIENDS TOGETHER: As some of the students come to the end of their formal schooling, they took the chance to get together, left, below left and below, at their Prom for a fun night out
At its zenith of Hollywood popularity, from the '40s to the early '60s, stars came here to let their hair down, often in depraved and wanton ways they could never get away with in Los Angeles.
gave Ambiente attendees from the gift and tabletop sectors a chance to let their hair down during their annual reception at the Hessischer Hof.
We'd all love to hear the unbuttoned digressions of Warren Buffet or Larry Ellison or Lee Scott or Michael Eisner when they've let their hair down at the end of the day.
The club is laying on a special night of entertainment on Thursday so students can let their hair down now that college is finally out.
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Captain Jonny Rees-Davies said the trip to the beach was a chance for the horses ``to really let their hair down''.
Gareth, 22, of Grangetown, Sunderland, showcased his latest creations for teenage girls in Sunderland who like to "go out on the town" and "let their hair down".