run (one's) fingers through (one's) hair

run (one's) fingers through (one's) hair

To pass one's fingers through someone's or one's own hair, as to tidy it or in an affectionate manner. I quickly ran my fingers through my hair to try to make myself look a little more presentable. I love running my fingers through his wavy chestnut hair.
See also: finger, hair, run, through
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run one's fingers through one's hair

 and run one's hand through one's hair
to comb one's hair with one's fingers. I came in out of the wind and ran my fingers through my hair to straighten it out a bit. He ran his hand through his hair and tried to make himself presentable.
See also: finger, hair, run, through
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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