tear your 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
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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
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