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Synonyms for hair

let your hair down

make someone's hair stand on end

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not turn a hair

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  • remain calm
  • keep your cool
  • not bat an eyelid
  • keep your hair on

Synonyms for hair

Synonyms for hair

filamentous hairlike growth on a plant

any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal

cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair

a filamentous projection or process on an organism

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Avoid wasting time and opportunities by splitting hairs.
Jim Reiter, minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs, is accusing Jonathan of "splitting hairs" over concerns that FSIN wasn't included in discussions on a draft agreement for providing emergency services to reserves.
Alan Purisima for splitting hairs in his use of language, differentiating between "advise" and "order" and between "inform" and "coordinate," and all the while the general had put on a stoic, stony face to coordinate with his cryptic sentences, weren't they surprised to see that his messages to his two txtmates were written in long (for SMS!) complete sentences, without resorting to the sometimes silly abbreviations that you and I use to save screen space and tapping time?
It's just a shame Felipe didn't pipe up, "If we're splitting hairs Alan, how come you're still calling your show The Apprentice when you're actually offering a 50/50 business partnership?" (Incidentally when Sugar pointed out "there was one major cock-up on the skeleton" did anyone else think "well that would definitely lose points for anatomical correctness"?) Thankfully, Felipe saw the funny side, particularly when Dara O'Briain presented him with a paper model of Arsenal's stadium.
I also wonder about the author's direction to the player to keep the chin "tense." Without getting into a pedagogical argument, it's possible that the word "firm" may have been a better choice, but that could be splitting hairs.
* Editor's note: We're splitting hairs here slightly - but point well taken.
"I think with all due respect that waiting right now for the letter is really splitting hairs at this point," Mr.
Perhaps I'm splitting hairs. Perhaps the curiously named Nick Buckles and his firm would have made a mess of it whatever they were called.
And yet those same qualities have proved off-putting to more casual car lovers, who prefer hair-raising spills to splitting hairs over handling dynamics.
This may seem like splitting hairs, but it raises an issue of greater importance.
It was really splitting hairs, but this way is great because the two horses won't have to go against each other."
I may be splitting hairs, but isn't it time for a trim Liam?
But it is a pernickety point, almost splitting hairs, and would be easily solved with an interval.
Dear Editor, Much as I regret splitting hairs with Paul Dale I think his comments about the City Council's recycling beginning in 2004 is not the whole truth (Iron Angle 12/7/2008).
The hats are round because participants are expected to answer questions clearly, naturally, and without splitting hairs. The honorary doctors are allowed to keep their hats and swords.