Idiom – Dragged through a hedge backwards

  • Idiom – Dragged through a hedge backwards or Pulled through a hedge backwards
  • Meaning – to look like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards is to look very messy, especially with untidy hair.
  • A hedge is a a fence or boundary formed by bushes or shrubs.

When could you use this idiom?

  • You are having a bad hair day.
  • A friend has just woken up and looks a mess.
  • The wind has messed your hair up.
  • Your colleague has come to work looking untidy.
  • “Look at the state of Peter. His hair is a mess and his clothes are all over the place. Peter looks like he’s been dragged through a hedge backwards!”
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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