not turn a hair

not turn a hair

remain apparently unmoved or unaffected


hair of the dog

a small quantity of alcohol taken as a remedy for a hangover – informal

The full form of this phrase is
hair of the dog that bit you . Hair from a rabid dog was at one time thought to be a remedy against the effects of its bite. In this expression, the recommended cure for a hangover is a small amount of the cause of the problem.

1987 - Bruce Allen Powe - The Ice Eaters - Murray, still feeling the effects of the previous evening, had suggested they go into a bar because he needed a hair of the dog.

in his hair = out of his hair

annoying (or ceasing to annoy) someone – informal

keep your hair on

used to urge someone not to panic or lose their temper - British informal

let your hair down

behave wildly or uninhibitedly – informal

make his hair stand on end

alarm or horrify someone

neither hide nor hair of him

not the slightest trace of someone

put hairs on your chest

(of alcoholic drink) revive your strength – informal

split hairs

make small and overfine distinctions

This expression was first recorded in the late 17th century. Split straws, dating from the 19th century, is a less common version.

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