tear hair

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

tear (one's) hair

To be greatly upset or distressed.
See also: hair, tear
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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.