One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey that a person is extremely neat and tidy in appearance.‘she was perfectly made up with not a hair out of place’
- ‘All day in the park with Fido and not a hair out of place.’
- ‘A moment later Kelley walked into the kitchen dressed immaculately in a crisp white shirt and blue jeans, not a hair out of place.’
- ‘This was a ridiculous notion, as he looked perfectly normal to everybody except himself - he was used to being immaculate in public, with not a hair out of place.’
- ‘Eliza said that she had just gone to the movies, but she was wearing a very expensive tailored suit in pearl gray, with not a hair out of place.’
- ‘Because I wished I were Joanna - tall, cool and calm, with not a hair out of place.’
- ‘At the end of the day, there were all these 18-year-olds sitting on the floor, sweating and exhausted, and there was this 57-year-old woman, not a hair out of place.’
- ‘‘Hello,’ her voice was silky and bright, flashing me a perfect smile with white teeth to go along with it, not a hair out of place.’
- ‘His mustache was neatly trimmed and his hair meticulously combed, not a hair out of place.’
- ‘Seeing her like that upset me as all my life I'd seen her look perfect not a hair out of place… but now she looked like a shadow of her former self.’
- ‘He turned around, not a hair out of place, the pen poking out the top of his breast pocket.’
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