Idiom:  pull ones hair out

Idiom pull you 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.

— Having an assistant the past month has kept me from pulling my hair out. I'm really glad that they finally hired someone to help me.

— I was about to pull my hair out trying to explain the survey data to the marketing director.

— Your mother has got me pulling my hair out with her incessant complaining and interference in every single thing that I do.

— My son has been pulling his hair out for the past hour trying to solve a math equation. Unfortunately, I don't know how to help him.

— Go help the director. She's pulling her hair out trying to edit the draft proposal.


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

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