Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

keep your hair on

keep your hair on
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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