Hairdresser: brush, comb, curl, hair
Brush, Comb, Curl and Hair Idioms
|go over something with a fine-tooth comb
|examine something in detail
|The teacher went over our homework with a fine-tooth comb but found no errors.
|curl somebody’s hair
|Please don’t sneak up on me like that again, you curled my hair.
|have a bad hair day
|have a bad day
|—What’s wrong with Alex?
—Nothing, he’s just having a bad hair day.
|The drive down the icy mountain was a hair-raising experience.
|pull/ tear your hair out
|be very concerned about something
|He’s been tearing his hair out about the English exam. He thinks he’s going to fail.
|argue over small unimportant details
|Is there really such a difference between iPhone and Android or are you just splitting hairs.
|give the brush-off
|not talk to or be unpleasant to someone
|Marnie gave me the brush-off today. I must have offended her or something.
Phrasal Verbs – Brush
|brush something off
|dismiss something without considering it
|Even though he knew she was right, he brushed off her comments. He didn’t want to think about that now.
|brush with something
|experience or almost experience something (often unpleasant)
|Jill had a brush with death when she was hit by a car last year.
|brush up on something
|improve you knowledge of something
|I’m doing a course to brush up on my French.