curl the mo

curl the mo

succeed brilliantly

win – Australian informal


make his hair curl

shock or horrify someone – informal

This expression may have developed in the mid 20th century as a dramatic or humorous variation of make someone's hair stand on end.

out of curl

lacking energy – British

This is an early 20th-century expression based on the idea that curly hair has vitality (as in bouncy curls).

Therefore, hair which has become limp or out of curl may be thought to indicate listlessness or enervation.

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