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a bad hair day #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 22, 2010 20:18 pm   a bad hair day
 

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ESL/EFL Test #308 "English Slang Idioms (30)", question 8

He tried using both a comb and a brush, but resigned himself to the fact that he was having a bad ......... day, so he wore a hat to school.

(a) style
(b) hat
(c) hair
(d) look

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #308 "English Slang Idioms (30)", answer 8

He tried using both a comb and a brush, but resigned himself to the fact that he was having a bad hair day, so he wore a hat to school.

Correct answer: (c) hair
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...having a bad hair can mean that he not happy all day.
But we can use it for a machine and we can say about a machine which does not work perfectly. For exp: My computer's having a bad hair day. Do you agree with it?
Thanks:
Kati Svaby
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a bad hair day #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:48 am   a bad hair day
 

No, I think that is extending the joke too far for most situations.
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To Mister Micawber #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 23, 2010 22:30 pm   To Mister Micawber
 

Hello Mister Micawber,

Thank you for your answer.

I am under pain of punishment and one of my punishments that I don't receive any letters and newsletters from the Forum. So I didn't receive anything about your answer either. I saw it because this is allowed to do these tests for this time being. But not only this punishment, even more.

I don't want to become paranoid, I have been caught in my own trap. The reason was: "Tell the truth and your head will be broken." - than the Hungarian say.

It's very bad but I have to bear it safe and sound.

I hope you were not offended that I unburdened myself to you.

Thank you again:

Best Regards:
Kati Svaby
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