Idioms beginning with H

Herculean task

Meaning: a task requiring huge amounts of physical strength

Example: It will be a Herculean task to get through to the quarter-finals, but this untested team is up for the challenge. Read on

home is where the heart is

Meaning: a place you feel connected to emotionally

Example: No matter where I go, it's always so lovely to come back here. Home is where the heart is after all. Read on

hit or miss

Meaning: something is arranged in a haphazard fashion

Example: "Have you tried the new bar on the corner? We've been three times and it's a bit hit and miss." Read on

have no business

Meaning: to do something that you should not be doing

Example: You have no business discussing my personal life with your friends. Read on

heart touching

Meaning: an event that makes you feel happy

Example: We watched a heart-touching movie about a boy who lived next to a concentration camp during the Second World War. Read on

heavy heart

Meaning: attaining a state of grief

Example: With a heavy heart, we had to leave the funeral ceremony. Read on

head above water

Meaning: to succeed to survive in bad financial situations

Example: I have to work 60 hours a week just to keep my head above water. I don't know how people do it. Read on

heart and soul

Meaning: with all the effort you can put into it

Example: He's dedicated to the project heart and soul. Read on

high roller

Meaning: a wealthy person or company who spends their money in a risky way, often by making risky investments that can offer large rewards

Example: I would never invest money in their company. They are high rollers and I cannot afford that kind of risk. Read on

hang up

Meaning: to disconnect a phone call. It is often used when someone does not want to continue a conversation

Example: If you do not stop complaining then I will hang up on you. Read on

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double whammy

Meaning: situation where two bad things happen at the same time

Example: Boss fired me from the job and I lost my wallet too, what a double whammy? Read on

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