When you’ve been working hard in a 9-to-5 job all week, it’s only natural to want to take a break, have some fun, and express yourself. For many office workers, Friday night is a great time to let your hair down and have a night out on the town. Do you like to hit the town with your friends on a Friday night?
Watch our latest episode below and then see if you can use today’s expression to talk about your own life.
Hey, I know this one! To let your hair down means to take it out of a ponytail, right?
Well, yes, it does. But to let your hair down can also mean to enjoy yourself for a night, without worrying about the stressful things in your life, or worrying about what other people might think or say about your actions – to relax and enjoy yourself!
Let’s look at a few examples of how we can use this phrase naturally:
- Mary, it’s been a stressful few weeks for you. I think you should let your hair down tonight. Let’s go clubbing!
- Guys, I’ve been working non-stop for weeks now. I need to let my hair down for a while. Who’s with me?
- Come on, Sally, get up and dance! Don’t just sit in the corner. Let your hair down! … Yeah, that’s it! Whoo!
So, there we are. How long has it been since you let your hair down? Let us know in the comments section below.
Can you use today’s idiom in a sentence? Have a look at the following prompts to help generate some ideas.
- When was the last time you went to a wild party? Why did you attend?
- Do you know anyone who you feel works much too hard? What could you tell them?
- How do you think people can successfully maintain a work-life balance?
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