part (one's) hair

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part (one's) hair

1. To comb or brush one's hair into two discernible sections, leaving a single clear division between them. I always used to part my hair straight down the middle, until someone in school said I looked like a dork. Why did you start parting your hair on the right like that?
2. To travel extremely close to one's head while passing by overheard. The bullet may have parted my hair, but it didn't leave so much as a scratch on me. The bird came diving toward me from the air, then parted my head as it flew past to snatch the food from Mary's hand.
3. Of a sound, to be extremely loud, forceful, or percussive. The flautist finished on an incredible high note that parted the hair of everyone in the audience. The blast parted our hair, but beyond that it didn't cause any harm.
See also: hair, part

part someone's hair

 
1. Lit. to divide someone's hair into separate sections while combing it. The barber asked me where I parted my hair.
2. Fig. to come very close to someone. (Usually an exaggeration.) That plane flew so low that it nearly parted my hair. He punched at me and missed. He only parted my hair.
See also: hair, part
References in classic literature ?
They would clear out without waiting to part their hair, and I could take my own time about dating the explosion.
But the change came after style advisers in the US warned male politicans to part their hair on the left for success.
"Women told us they were tired of the hassle of taking up to 30 minutes just applying their color, while enlisting the help of their mother-in-law (or friends) to part their hair into quarter-inch sections to ensure even coverage," says Maverick Ventures president Ronald Kuczer.
Do you notice the color of strangers' eyes, for example, or where they part their hair?
But it came after style advisers in the US warned male politicians to part their hair on the left for success.