"let one's hair down" antedating

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Aug 18 16:10:18 UTC 2008

OED doesn't have the "let down" form till 1951.
1930 "Anon." [?John Jacob Niles] _One Woman's War_ 95: As they say in the big shows, then there is a letting down of hair, if you know what I mean, dearie.

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