tear hair

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!
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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.
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tear (one's) hair

To be greatly upset or distressed.
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Choose brushes with smooth nylon bristles over natural ones as they're less likely to tear hair.
HealthWire)--March 6, 1995--Aubrey Organics, America's first 100% natural cosmetics company, has introduced Green Tear Hair and Skin Care Line, 10 products that feature the healthful benefits of green tea.