Wednesday, March 06, 2013

cliché: a bad hair day

Meaning: literally an untidy-hair day; also a disagreeable day. (definitions).

Example: Nothing was going well, it struck me I was having a bad hair day.

Origins: Literal use of words, became popular saying 1990-1995. (Source.)

  • a pillow hair day
  • a convertible-air hair day
  • a knobby sweater day
  • a chipped tooth day
  • an open zipper day

Discussion: Many of these define bad hair, others define a bad day.

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