Idioms and Phrases starting with Alphabet- H

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with Alphabet- H

S.No. Idioms/Phrases Meaning
1. Halcyon days Peaceful days
2. Hammer and sickle A symbolic representation of communism in general
3. Hammer and tongs With great effort or energy
4. Hand and glove with In close co-operation
5. Hang by a thread Be in a risky situation
6. Hard nut to crack A difficult problem to solve/ A person difficult to understand
7. Haul over the coals To take to task, to reprimand
8. Have finger in the pie To be involved in something
9. Have one’s hands full To be completely occupied
10. Have one’s way The way one wants
11. Have several irons in the fire To be involved in many projects or activities at the same time
12. Hen-pecked husband Admirer of one’s own wife in a servile manner
13. Herculean task Task requiring tremendous effort
14. High and dry In a deprived situation (alone)
15. High handed Overbearing
16. High living Living with comfort and ease
17. Hit below the belt To strike unfairly
18. Hit the jackpot Gaining a big/ great success (specially by luck)
19. Hit the nail on the head To do the right thing at the right time
20. Hobson’s choice No alternative
21. Hole and corner policy Secret policy
22. Hue and cry Any loud public outcry
23. Hush money Money given to someone to keep something secret

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