Idioms beginning with H

hit the hay

Meaning: to go to sleep or head to bed.

Example: I have to get up early, so I better hit the hay soon.  Read on

hit the sack

Meaning: to go to bed

Example: I am really tired after all that exercise. I am going to hit the sack. Read on

hand in hand

Meaning: close ties or connections

Example: I saw a couple walking hand in hand along the beach.  Read on

hit the panic button

Meaning: prepare for disaster

Example: Dad's fishing pole dove into the lake without warning, and he hit the panic button before jumping up with the reel-spinning like crazy in his hand. Read on

happy wife happy life

Meaning: to have a good life, you need to have a good wife

Example: The first time I heard the phrase "happy wife, happy life," I was a small person in college and found it very pleasant. Read on

how come

Meaning: why or how

Example: How come you are not going to the party? Read on

happy go lucky

Meaning: cheerful

Example: Even though it was storming outside, he kept his sunny disposition since he was happy-go-lucky. Read on

hit the roof

Meaning: experience sudden anger

Example: Jake's parents are going to hit the roof when they see the damage he's done to their car. Read on

heads will roll

Meaning: people will be fired or forced to resign

Example: Heads are going to roll when the boss finds out about the missing stock. Read on

bitter pill

Meaning: something unpleasant to be endured

Example: Finding out that she was adopted was a hard pill for Hailey to take. Read on

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lose head

Meaning: not have control over your emotions

Example: He is usually very calm and does not lose his head in stressful situations. Read on

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