Idioms beginning with H

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high five

Meaning: celebratory hand slap done between two people.

Example: Let's high-five after we finish this project. Read more ➺


hook, line, and sinker

Meaning: used to highlight the fact that a person has been utterly deceived or fooled.

Example: used to highlight the fact that a person has been utterly deceived or fooled. Read more ➺


hot air

Meaning: empty, exaggerated talk or writing.

Example: Please do not pay any attention to Howard because he's full of hot air. Read more ➺


henpecked

Meaning: a woman who is being a nag to a man.

Example: Ken was a henpecked husband who would not dare contradict his wife. Read more ➺


hold all the aces

Meaning: be in a winning position.

Example: Agriculture-wise, the Green Revolution holds all the aces. Read more ➺


have designs on

Meaning: to have a plan or secret desire to get something.

Example: to have a plan or secret desire to get something. Read more ➺


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 more ➺


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 more ➺


hand in hand

Meaning: close ties or connections

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


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 more ➺


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