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We told him to keep his hair on because he was getting angrier and angrier.

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I can't really explain it but the moment she walks into the room and asks me a question she gets in my hair.

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Now that he's passed his exams and got his qualifications he's decided to let his hair down.

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When I opened the door and saw this white figure in front of me, it really made my hair stand on end.

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After the boss had given her the sack, she just walked out of the office without turning a hair.

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Quite frankly you're splitting hairs. Does it matter whether it's the past simple or the perfect tense?

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I saw him last November and since then I have seen neither hide nor hair of him.

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Don't worry if she doesn't say much because she says she's having a bad hair day.

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I was really scared when I saw him because he was tearing his hair out about the new management decision.

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They were very lucky they didn't get themselves killed because they came within a hair's breadth of falling down the mountain.

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