to get out of someone's hair

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - get out of someone's hair

"to get out of someone's hair"

to stop bothering or annoying someone


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get out of someone's hair

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Don't you just love it when the boss agrees to have a group of ninth-graders come for a tour and then makes you give the tour?

Colleague 2:  I am so busy and the tour is taking so long. The students will not stop asking questions and wandering off. It is getting frustrating. I just want it to be over with.

Colleague 1: You will get them out of your hair soon enough.

Colleague 2:  Yes! And then I can have some peace and quiet to catch up on my work.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get out of someone's hair

A mother is talking with her children ...

Mother:  OK, kids, the rain has stopped. Time to go outside and play.

Child 1:  But it is still wet outside and we are having so much fun in the living room.

Mother:  That is all well and good but I need to do my housework and I can't do that unless you get out of my hair for a while.

Child 2:  Alright. We'll stop bothering you and go out and play.

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to get out of someone's hair - Gerund Form:

Getting out of each other's hair for a couple of hours can diffuse a tense situation.

to get out of someone's hair - Examples:

1)  I said I'm just going to get out of your hair, because everyone needs to know that he's in charge.

2)  ... find companies that will solve specific problems for a fee and get out of your hair. There are others who act more like partners; they'll advise you on ...

3)  ... and be weather protected and the kids can get activity and get out of your hair, so to speak.

4)  How many times have you told your kids to get out of your hair, and go outside to play?

5)  ... tech elite are apolitical technocrats who just want the government to get out of their hair while they build products that solve problems much better than bureaucrats ever could.

6)  ... they all agreed to it if I left the state and got out of their hair.

7)  ... think we were pretty sensitive to that, and we just got out of her hair.

8)  And he pledged that the government must get out of people's hair and let them get on with what they are good at.

9)  ... thing that keeps me sane is the allotment. I get out of Kath 's hair, go out there and paddle on nice and steady.

10)  ... because we need to start paying off debts, get out of our parents' hair, start paying rent and bills etc. etc.

11)  And I'll get out of your hair soon. You will get no problems from me man.

12)  "And come to think of it, I wonder if that is true for Donald, too," Clinton added. Will these two ever get out of each other's hair?

13)  ... the Brit babes deliver a ballsy message: “He was just a di-- and I knew it/Got me going mad sittin' in this chair/like I don't care/Gotta get him out of my hair!”.

14)  But I bet if you ask her now, she would say that she sometimes wishes I could go on the road more often so she could get me out of her hair.

15)  Spalding really just wants to get Marie “out of his hair,” so he tricks Delphine into drugging her so he can conk Marie over the head.

16)  We'd gotten a mother's approval (it got us out of her hair) to drag a child-sized card table to the curb, and a girl with good printing would make ...

17)  I soon became aware that the police didn't seek an extradition order. To me they felt that the case was closed once they got us out of their hair.

18)  Just as importantly, it got Davos out of Stannis's hair so he could murder his daughter and lose his war.

19)  Wednesday, once a Chronicle Herald photographer got out of his hair, he was off somewhere else.

20)  As long as I was having fun and got out of their hair, they allowed me to do my thing.