Oct 172012

In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with hair.
1. I let my hair down
2. Keep your hair on
3. I’m tearing my hair out

Hello, I’m a very interesting and intelligent and hairy man.
And today, this hair and I will be teaching you some English idioms.
I bet you’ve never been taught by some hair before.
I’ve been a little bit busy recently but today, as you can see, I’ve decided to let my hair down.
In English, if we behave in a less serious way than usual and enjoy ourselves a little, we can say “I let my hair down.”
I let my hair down.
[Phone ringing] Hey, what’s happening baby?
Oh, sir it’s you! err yes, yes, of course, yes I’ll do that tomorrow, ok, really? Right now? ok, ok, ok…keep your hair on! [Hangs up the phone]
In English, if you want someone who’s angry to calm down, you can say “keep your hair on”.


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