Definition of tear one's hair out in English:

tear one's hair out


  • Feel extreme desperation.

    ‘dealers are tearing their hair out trying to match customers with cars’
    • ‘Security shuts the palace down and our producer is tearing his hair out, desperate to test the rocket the Queen is to launch at the start of the fireworks display.’
    • ‘That's why we're all tearing our hair out over wrong bills.’
    • ‘Some of the goals will have you tearing your hair out, but therein lies the beauty of the game.’
    • ‘Do you ever find yourselves tearing your hair out in the studio?’
    • ‘As Alex falls to his knees, tearing his hair out in distress, the questions still remain.’
    • ‘If you were the CEO of a big business - say, a movie studio, music company, or multinational bank - you'd have been tearing your hair out at this scene.’
    • ‘It's enough to make any sane person tear their hair out in desperation.’
    • ‘Even if that does not quieten the little gannets, it may make you feel less like tearing your hair out during the 78 shopping days we have left.’
    • ‘Does this right-side-of-the-brain living, which really isn't the thing you love, have you tearing your hair out?’
    • ‘If you are tearing your hair out over the excess expenditure, then fear not, for there is some great news for new couples.’