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The phrase “wild hair” (as in ‘he took off from work because he had a wild hair’) is short for “wild hair up his butt.” It means to have a fixation or obsession with something, because if you have a wild hair up your butt you can’t think about anything else.

The Washington Monthly (source)

Not to be confused with

“Rabbits are altricial, having young that are born blind and hairless. In contrast, hares are born with hair and are able to see (precocial).”

Wikipedia (source).

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