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    #1

    keep your wig on

    What dose " keep one's wig on" mean?

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    Re: Idiom

    Hello hankehonhsu, and welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by hankehonhsu View Post
    What does "keep one's wig on" mean?
    It's a way of telling someone to relax/take it easy/not get angry.

    Take a look at the following links.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...ur+wig+on.html
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...p-your-hair-on

    Note also that I've moved your question to our Ask a Teacher section.
    I have also changed the title of your thread. Thread titles need to include some of the words used in the question.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Oct-2017 at 18:58. Reason: Correcting another typo.

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    Re: Idiom

    I've only heard "Keep your hair on" in this context. I rather like the "wig" alternative.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: keep your wig on

    Quote Originally Posted by hankehonhsu View Post
    What does keep one's wig on mean?
    It means stay calm, don't get excited, don't lose your head, keep your cool.

    Dose and does are two different words.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Idiom

    A very popular variant in 20th century America was "keep your shirt on", generally uttered by a woman to a man, but with the same meaning. I must admit, however, that I have not heard it in many years.

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