Let Your Hair Down

Let Your Hair Down : What is the meaning and origin of this phrase?

By Arun Kumar, Trichy, India - 30th Oct. 2007

Some people are very reserved when they are in the company of others. When you tell a person to let his hair down, what you mean is that you want him to relax and start enjoying himself. You want him to speak his mind.

• It was only after the completion of this last exam that Chetan let his hair down.

In the old days, women had to put their hair up in a hun during the daytime. The only time when they could literally let their hair down and themselves was when they were ready to go to be.

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