let your hair down

Gabea

Member
Spanish - Spain
Hello, everyone!

Let's imagine a girl is wearing her hair in a ponytail, and somebody tells her "let your hair down".

Are there any other ways to say "let your hair down", or is this one the most common one (or maybe the only one)?

Thank you very much!

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  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    You should also note that "let your hair down" is a fixed phrase and is used in its non-literal sense. The Cambridge Dictionary lists this as "old fashioned", a point I would disagree with.

    MacMillan gives essentially the identical definition but without the "old fashioned" label.

    LET YOUR HAIR DOWN | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

    let your hair down
    old-fashioned informal
    to allow yourself to behave much more freely than usual and enjoy yourself:
     
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