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 ?
"Why do you part your hair in the middle, my dear?" asked old Mazey, with another leer.
Well, my dear, the reason why you part your hair in the middle is the reason why I sleep outside the admiral's door.
Wash your hands, and let me part your hair nicely for you, child,' said Mrs.
Finally, you should not only change your hairstyle under the hijab, but where you part your hair must also change every once in a while.
And if you aren't feeling too experimental with your hair, just part your hair differently and you'll have a new look.
HOW TO APPLY EXTENSIONS 1) Use a tail comb to part your hair an inch or two away from your actual parting.
* Deep middle part your hair and you can pull off any silhouette with that.
Part your hair into two sections and start French or Dutch braiding them towards the back side of your head.
Part your hair, rub a dollop on your scalp and comb through.
Then, part your hair straight down the center, grabbing a small section from the front, twisting away from your face until you reach the ends.
Part your hair from ear to ear at the back and clip the top section up.
So grow a beard, part your hair, put on a crisp white T-shirt and head down for the very best in new-wave classics, bobbers, brats, flat-trackers and cafe racers - I told you they had their own language...
Part your hair into three sections and use a large barrel brush, like John Frieda's Thermal Round Brush to nish (PS6.99 at Superdrug).
Instead, part your hair into three sections and use a large barrel brush, like John Frieda's Thermal Round 48mm Brush, PS6.99, to finish.
Part your hair on the other side so the hair weighs the cow's lick down.