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    Default Have the hair growing the wrong way

    Hi all,

    How is a person who has the hair growing the wrong way?
    Maybe bad-tempered?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Have the hair growing the wrong way

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    Hi all,

    How is a person who has the hair growing the wrong way?
    Maybe bad-tempered?

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    Jiho,

    I guess , "hair growing the wrong way" means that something is wrong or something is not going the way that it should or not going the right way...
    I guess the other members may be able to throw more light on this..

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    Default Re: Have the hair growing the wrong way

    Quote Originally Posted by shalstudent View Post
    Jiho,

    I guess , "hair growing the wrong way" means that something is wrong or something is not going the way that it should or not going the right way...
    I guess the other members may be able to throw more light on this..
    Thanks, Shalstudent, you are right, the sentence means something is wrong with the guy that has the hair 'that way', and i guess that, if this is not an idiom, it should be just a colloquial way to say it and nothing more.

    Context: London mid 19th educated guy speaking:
    «Charles' old friend must have the hair growing the wrong way»
    and then explains some proffesors' dispute.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Have the hair growing the wrong way

    It could also be "contrary" thinking or acting.

    Everyone thought the earth was flat but he had his hair growing the other way and thought it was round.

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    Default Re: Have the hair growing the wrong way

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    It could also be "contrary" thinking or acting.

    Everyone thought the earth was flat but he had his hair growing the other way and thought it was round.
    I like this one better.

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    Default Re: Have the hair growing the wrong way

    Would anybody please confirm that this is not a regular, common, idiom?

    Thanks

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