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A.Word.A.Day--bad hair day

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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]

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