A.Word.A.Day--bad hair day
bad hair day (bad hair day) noun
A day when everything seems to go wrong.
[Extension of the literal meaning of the term bad hair day, a day when one's
hair is, well, hairy.]
"Having survived the first ugly rumours of Friday, September 11 - which
really was a bad hair day for Dickie - he must have thought that the
worst was over. Unfortunately, he was dead wrong as the share price
continued to crumble."
Ian Kerr, A Week in the Markets, Euroweek (London), Oct 9, 1998.
This week's theme: new words in the OED.
Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the
intelligent do of the society of kings. -Saadi, poet (1213-1291) [Gulistan]