English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
Alphabetical List of Idioms - H
|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
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
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.
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
I prefer to live in the country. I hate the hustle and bustle of city life.
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