Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

keep your hair on

keep your hair on
Meaning(s)
1) used to tell someone not to become impatient or upset
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    • alright, keep your hair on!
  • Analysis
    If you tell someone to 'keep your hair on' it is a way of telling someone not to become over-excited or upset and to stay calm. This is an informal idiom which means to ask someone to stay calm, relax and not overreact.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Alright, keep your hair on! I'll be out of the bathroom in a minute!
    2. Keep your hair on and stop moaning about the traffic. We'll still make it to the movie on time.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When my boss asked if I had finished the report yet I told him to keep his hair on. That was very unprofessional of me so I immediately apologized.
    2. It can be difficult sometimes to keep your hair on in a stressful fast-paced environment like a hotel kitchen.
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