Idiom:  pull ones hair out


Idiom:  pull (tear) one’s hair out

  • to be worried or nervous about something
  • to show exasperation or frustration when trying to handle a difficult situation
  • to be angry or annoyed

Example sentences

  • When my assistant forgot to give me the director’s message I was pulling my hair out.
  • I wanted to tear my hair out when my colleague was promoted instead of me. 
  • I've been pulling my hair out for hours trying to load this program on my computer.
  • I dropped my earring somewhere in the house and I have been pulling my hair out trying to find it.
  • Everyone's pulling their hair out trying to train the new assistant but he's just not learning the job easily.
  • I could never stay home with the kids all day—I'd have to pull all my hair out.
  • We were pulling her hair out because the laptop wasn't charging. Finally, when I read the manual, I realized we weren't putting the charger into the wrong computer port.


  • lose it
  • lose one's cool
  • lose one's temper
  • go off the deep end

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