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IDIOM: hard feelings (n)
MEANING: bad feelings; anger; animosity; bitter feelings
EXAMPLE: "I'm sorry that we got into an argument. Please, let's have no hard feelings over this."
IDIOM: (be) hard-headed (adj)
MEANING: to be unwilling to change; stubborn; inflexible
EXAMPLE: "Jason will never change his mind. He's really hard-headed sometimes!"
IDIOM: a hassle (n)
MEANING: a bothersome situation; something troublesome that interrupts the normal routine
EXAMPLE: "What a hassle! My supervisor wants to have all of the reports finished by the end of the week."
IDIOM: to hassle (v)
MEANING: to bother; annoy; interrupt a normal routine
EXAMPLE: "My boss is hassling me to finish these reports before Friday."
IDIOM: to have (one's) hands full
MEANING: to be very, very busy
EXAMPLE: "I'd love to help you, but I've got my hands full moving this weekend. Sorry!"
IDIOM: to have (something) down pat
MEANING: to know something completely; or understand something thoroughly
EXAMPLE: The students had the lesson down pat, and they all passed the test.
RELATED: to have something down pat / to know something inside out
IDIOM: head honcho (n)
MEANING: the top boss; the person in charge
EXAMPLE: "Who's the head honcho of this division?"
IDIOM: to hit the books
MEANING: to study
EXAMPLE: "I've got to hit the books because there's an exam in class tomorrow."
IDIOM: to hit the hay / hit the sack
MEANING: to go to bed; go to sleep
EXAMPLE: It's getting late. I'm going to hit the hay. / I'm going to hit the sack.
IDIOM: How come?
MEANING: a different way to ask "Why?"
EXAMPLE: "How come you didn't do your homework?"
hang out with
hard nut to crack
have (one's) hands full
have a ball
have a bone to pick with someone
have a lump in one's throat
have an ax to grind
have someone wrapped around your little finger
high and low
high off the hog
hit it off
hit the bottle
hit the ceiling
hold one's tongue
hold your horses
horse of a different color
hot under the collar