tear (one's) hair out

tear (one's) hair out

To be extremely anxious, worried, frustrated, or stressed out about something. We've been tearing our hair out trying to figure out what's causing the server outages. The kids have been out of control all morning long—they've got me tearing my hair out!
See also: hair, out, tear
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tear one's hair (out)

Fig. to be anxious, frustrated, or angry. I was so nervous, I was about to tear my hair. I had better get home. My parents will be tearing their hair out.
See also: hair, tear
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tear your hair out

act with or show extreme desperation. informal
1991 Jill Churchill A Farewell to Yarns Someplace people were having nervous breakdowns and tearing their hair out in a desperate effort to please Phyllis.
See also: hair, out, tear
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

tear your ˈhair (out)

(informal) be very worried or angry: Why are you so late home? Your mother and I have been tearing our hair out wondering where you were!
See also: hair, tear
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

tear (one's) hair

To be greatly upset or distressed.
See also: hair, tear
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also: