Idioms beginning with H

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

stand your ground

Meaning: not retreat

Example: We stood our ground on the footpath, and then eventually, all the cows moved away. Read on

halfway house

Meaning: mid-point in recovery, treatment, or progress

Example: Frank has gone into a halfway house after 27 years in prison. Read on

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

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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on

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