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forelock a lock of hair growing just above the forehead.
take time by the forelock seize an opportunity. The Latin fabulist Phaedrus described Opportunity or Occasion as being bald except for a long forelock, a personification that was illustrated in Renaissance emblem books and was also applied to Time.
touch one's forelock indicate respect or deference. From the action of raising a hand to one's forehead in deference when meeting a person of higher social rank (also tug one's forelock).

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fore·lock / ˈfôrˌläk/ • n. a lock of hair growing just above the forehead. ∎  the part of the mane (of a horse or similar animal) that grows from the poll and hangs down over the forehead.

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