Have the hair growing the wrong way

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Hi all,

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

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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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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.

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

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