let your hair down

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 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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St Kentigern Hospice will host a fabulous karaoke evening with a twist which will allow you to let your hair down and sing your heart out like nobody is listening - because in fact they will all be joining in.
Don't miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now Hairspray is at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, Lime Street, from April 16 until April 21.
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Walkabout is a fantastic place to let your hair down after a hard week at the office.
Police will be giving out the message "let your hair down, not your guard" as well as handing out the stern message to male clubbers of "no consent, no sex" reminding them of the serious consequences of sexual assault.
I'm not surprised you let your hair down after the hard work of bringing up a baby.
By night, let your hair down for romantic "I'm just getting in from the beach" ringlets.
LET YOUR HAIR DOWN: (From left) Andrew Mead, Damien Surbey, Sarah Digger, John Aherne, Nova Cooney, Kelly Turley, Chantelle Surbey and Scott Judge-Porter and (below from left) Karen Swift, Laura O'Kane and Sinead Miller
If you are going to let your hair down, all of you should be able to let your hair down."
"It's simply a great time to let your hair down and enjoy yourself.
LET your hair down with the latest in our classic Ladybird book collection, the tale of Rapunzel, held captive in a tower.
THE traditional view of the office party as a time to dress up and let your hair down is no longer true, researchers say.
They've been a firm favourite with the Sloaney set all summer (yes, we're talking about you, Victoria Hervey) but it's time to let your hair down, girls.
LET your hair down at Jaks - the joint that's jumpin'' - where anything goes!