Someone whose behavior is hearty, friendly and congenial.
If someone has a hair of the dog, they have an alcoholic drink as a way of getting rid of a hangover, the unpleasant effects of having drunk too much alcohol the night before. It is commonly used as a way of excusing having a drink early on in the day.
If something sets your hair on fire, it excites you or catches your attention urgently.
(UK) Someone who is hairy at the heel is dangerous or untrustworthy.
Someone who is hale and hearty is in very good health.
It means that getting part of what you want is better than getting nothing at all.
If you have half a mind to do something, you haven't decided to do it, but are thinking seriously about doing it.
A half-baked idea or scheme hasn't not been thought through or planned very well.
If people are going at it hammer and tongs, they are arguing fiercely. The idiom can also be used hen people are doing something energetically.
If people are hand in glove, they have an extremely close relationship.
Hand in hand= work together closely When people in a group, say in an office or in a project, work together with mutual understanding to achieve the target, we say they work hand in hand. There is no lack of co-operation and each synchoranises the activity with that of the other.
Women have a great power and influence because they have the greatest influence over the development of children- the hand that rocks the cradle. ('The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world' is the full form.)
Someone who's living from hand to mouth, is very poor and needs the little money they have coming in to cover their expenses.
If someone is better hands down than everyone else, they are much better.
If your handwriting is very hard to read, it is like chicken scratch.
If something hangs by a thread, there is a very small chance indeed of it being successful or surviving.
If an outcome is hanging in the balance, there are at least two possibilities and it is impossible to predict which will win out.
If you hang someone out to dry, you abandon them when they are in trouble.
To depend on OR believe in something.
A hangdog expression is one where the person's showing their emotions very clearly, maybe a little too clearly for your liking. It's that mixture of misery and self-pity that is similar to a dog when it's trying to get something it wants but daren't take without permission.
This is an expression meaning that if you are going to get into trouble for doing something, then you ought to stop worrying and should try to get everything you can before you get caught.
When you're as happy as Larry, you're very happy indeed.
If you reach a happy medium, you are making a compromise; reaching a conclusion or decision.
If someone is happy-go-lucky, they don't worry or plan and accept things as they happen.
If something or something is exceptionally good, it is difficult to replace them or take their place.
A person who is as hard as nails is either physically tough or has little or no respect for other people's feelings.
"Hard by" means mean "close to" or "near".
(UK) Hard cheese means hard luck.
Someone who's hard of hearing is a bit deaf.
If you are hard on someone's heels, you are close to them and trying to catch or overtake them. ('Hot on someone's heels' is also used.)
If someone puts a lot of pressure on you to do or buy something, they are hard selling it.
If something is hard to come by, it is difficult to find.
If you are hard up, you have very little money.
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