tear (one's) hair

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tear (one's) hair

To be extremely anxious, worried, frustrated, or stressed out about something. We've been tearing our hair 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!
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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

Also, tear out one's hair. Be greatly upset or distressed, as in I'm tearing my hair over these errors. This expression alludes to literally tearing out one's hair in a frenzy of grief or anger, a usage dating from a.d. 1000. Today it is generally hyperbolic.
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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!
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tear (one's) hair

To be greatly upset or distressed.
See also: hair, tear
References in classic literature ?
Porthos!" cried Aramis, tearing his hair. "Porthos!
Nash went on to make loads of cash While Turing was tearing his hair out.
But when Saturday comes, will he be left tearing his hair out?
An audience member said: "Grimmy was tearing his hair out.
All the preparation of a week out the window in less than a minute - he must be tearing his hair out.
Another man in the car park was tearing his hair out as he had also just put PS2 in the same machine for no ticket to be issued.
FRANKIE DETTORI was tearing his hair out with frustration after learning it will be at least Tuesday before he finds out when he will be allowed to make his eagerly- awaited comeback.
I don't think he gave it especially because it was City - but I do think it was very unlucky and it's coming on the back of a series of poor decisions which must have David Moyes tearing his hair out.
THE likelihood in the 2013 fixture list of a 12-day break for jumping in August followed by a further ten days in September has Newton Abbot's managing director Patrick Masterson tearing his hair out with the south Devon course facing the prospect of losing out on potential revenue of more than pounds 250,000.
guero has been tearing his hair out because English food has left him down in the mouth.
SHARP dresser John McCann was tearing his hair out when his new wig failed to arrive.
DERBY COUNTY boss Paul Jewell is far from tearing his hair out after losing the seventh of eight games since taking charge of the club staring at an immediate return to the Championship.
A LOVELY day for a wedding A day we would not miss As long as the sun is shining And someone gives me a kiss The bridegroom is all of a quiver The bride is nervous as well The father is tearing his hair out The mother is not feeling well The baby is working his ticket The bridesmaids are all in tears The best man is drunk as a lord Confirming everyone's fears The guests begin to gather But grandma has lost her way The vicar is feeling queasy And says he cannot stay All around there is great confusion And no-one knows what to do Let's all go and eat says the grandad But first of all form a nice queue.
Manager Gerry Britton must be tearing his hair out after this performance but with Ayr changing their manager during the week it was probably on the cards.
FRANKIE DETTORI was tearing his hair out with frustration last night after learning it will be Tuesday at the earliest before he finds out when he will be allowed to make his eagerlyawaited comeback.