What is the meaning of "out of my hair"?
(K. G. Ananda Rao, Bangalore)
How do you react when you have something in your hair and find it rather difficult to get it out? You feel extremely annoyed or irritated, don't you? But once you get rid of the unwanted object, how do you feel? Very relieved. Well, when you say that someone is "out of your hair", what you mean is that they no longer bother or annoy you.
*I have been with these two brats the whole day. Could you take them to the park just to get them out of my hair?
*Who cares where Yadav went? He's out of my hair and that's what really matters.
The opposite of "out of my hair" is "get in my hair". When you have someone in your hair, the person becomes a big bother.
*Please don't let the kids get in my hair while I am cooking.
*Don't get in my hair for the next hour or so. I have to finish this assignment.
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