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List of idioms beginning with H English lesson

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This lesson is following on from small list on English idioms, again you will be able to use the list below to learn any idioms that you read about or hear about you don't understand.

How do I use this online English book of idioms and phrases?

Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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List of Idioms beginning with H

Have ants in your pants- not be able to keep still because you are very excited or worried about something.

Having a whole of a time- to enjoy very much

Hold one's horse- be patient

Have a big mouth- one who gossips more or tells secret

Himalayan blunder- a serious mistake

Have a one track mind- think only of one thing

Have clean hands- be guiltless

Have an egg on the face- be embarrassed

Have eyes bigger than stomach- desiring more food than one can eat

Heart missed a beat- very excited

Heart in the right place- good natured

Hit the nail on the head- done the thing correctly

Hand to mouth- Someone who's living from hand to mouth, is very poor and needs the little money they have coming in to cover their expenses

Have no truck with- If you have no truck with something or someone, you refuse to get involved with it or them

Hit the bull's-eye- If someone hits the bull's-eye, they are exactly right about something or achieve the best result possible.

Hold water- When you say that something does or does not 'hold water', it means that the point of view or argument put forward is or is not sound, strong or logical. For e.g. 'Saying we should increase our interest rates because everyone else is doing so will not hold water'

Hornets' nest- A hornets' nest is a violent situation or one with a lot of dispute. (If you create the problem, you 'stir up a hornets' nest'.)

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