give\ gray\ hair

v. phr. informal
To make (someone) anxious, confused, or worried.

The traffic problem is enough to give a policeman gray hairs.

Compare: get gray hair

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • give gray hair — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make (someone) anxious, confused, or worried. * /The traffic problem is enough to give a policeman gray hairs./ Compare: GET GRAY HAIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give gray hair — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make (someone) anxious, confused, or worried. * /The traffic problem is enough to give a policeman gray hairs./ Compare: GET GRAY HAIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ gray\ hair — • get gray (hair) v. phr. informal To become old or gray from worrying; become very anxious or worried. Often used with over . If John doesn t join the team, I won t get gray hair over it, the coach said. Naughty children are why mothers get gray …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get gray hair — or[get gray] {v. phr.}, {informal} To become old or gray from worrying; become very anxious or worried. Often used with over . * / If John doesn t join the team, I won t get gray hair over it, the coach said./ * /Naughty children are why mothers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get gray hair — or[get gray] {v. phr.}, {informal} To become old or gray from worrying; become very anxious or worried. Often used with over . * / If John doesn t join the team, I won t get gray hair over it, the coach said./ * /Naughty children are why mothers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hair — See: CURL ONE S HAIR, GET GRAY HAIR or GET GRAY, GIVE GRAY HAIR, HANG BY A THREAD or HANG BY A HAIR, HIDE OR HAIR or HIDE NOR HAIR, IN ONE S HAIR, LET ONE S HAIR DOWN, OUT OF ONE S HAIR, SPLIT HAIRS, TEAR ONE S HAIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hair — See: curl one s hair, get gray hair or get gray, give gray hair, hang by a thread or hang by a hair, hide or hair or hide nor hair, in one s hair, let one s hair down, out of one s hair, split hairs, tear one s hair …   Словарь американских идиом

  • gray — See: GET GRAY HAIR or GET GRAY, GIVE GRAY HAIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gray — See: get gray hair or get gray, give gray hair …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Gray (horse) — Nearly all Lipizzaner horses have gray coats. They are typically born bay or black, and their hair coat will be pure white before they are 10 years old …   Wikipedia


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