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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions


Alphabetical List of Idioms - H

(Idioms H page 12 :   on the house  →  hustle and bustle)

on the house Something which is on the house is offered free of charge, usually in a bar or restaurant.
The new owner offered us a drink on the house.
put house in order If you tell someone to put their house in order, you are saying that they should organise their own affairs or take care of their own problems before giving advice to other people.
You should put your house in order before telling me what to do!
household name When the name of something becomes very familiar because it is so often used, it is called a household name or word.
The product was so successful that its name became a household word
in no time.
how the other half lives This expression refers to the way of life of another social group.
particularly people who are much richer or poorer than oneself.
He prefers not to know how the other half lives.
hue and cry If there is a hue and cry about something, there is loud opposition to it.
There will no doubt be a great hue and cry when the reorganisation is announced.
hunky-dory Using the expression 'hunky dory' is an informal way of saying that everything is satisfactory and there are no problems.
"Need any help?"  Everything's hunky dory, thanks."
hustle and bustle This term refers to busy energetic activity in an atmosphere of general excitement.
I prefer to live in the country. I hate the hustle and bustle of city life.
   
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