bad hair day

noun
a disagreeable or unpleasant day, especially one during which one feels unattractive.

Origin:
1990–95

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bad hair day
 
n
1.  a day on which one's hair is untidy and unmanageable
2.  a day of mishaps and general irritation

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Main Entry:  bad hair day
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a day when one cannot get a hairstyle to look good; by extension, a day on which everything seems to go wrong
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bad hair day definition


  1. n.
    a bad day in general. (Also used literally when one's inability to do anything with one's hair seems to color the events of the day.) : I'm sorry I am so glum. This has been a real bad hair day.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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bad hair day

A day when one's appearance, especially one's hair, does not look attractive. For example, What have I done to upset Martha? Nothing, she's just having a bad hair day. Originating as a humorous statement, this term was soon broadened to mean simply having a bad day, that is, a day when everything seems to go wrong. [Late 1980s] Also see not one's day.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Think about yourself on a bad hair day and you will have the right idea.
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