make his hair curl






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 .


RELATED IDIOMS :


curl the mo

succeed brilliantly

win – Australian informal



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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