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Pull out one’s hair


Extremely frustrated. Stressed. You can imagine if you were so overwhelmed or tense that you began pulling thehair out of your head, it must be an intensely difficult situation. (Compare to Crack up, Tied up in knots, Go to pieces or Go postal.)

“The new school teacher started the school year very optimistic but after a few months in a class of youngsters, she began to pull her hair out andĀ  wanted to quit.”

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