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English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions 

Alphabetical List of Idioms H, page 8

Idioms H, page 8:  from:   'neither here nor there'   to:   'hit the dust

  • neither here nor there
    • Something which is neither here nor there is considered to have no effect on the situation.
      "OK, he lives close to you, but that's neither here nor there. We're talking about his results!"

  • hide one's light under a bushel
    • If you hide your light under a bushel, you are modest or do not reveal a talent, quality or skill you possess.
      "So you play the saxophone in a club on Saturday nights - you really hide your light under a bushel, don't you!"

  • hide (or cover) a multitude of sins
    • If something hides (or covers) a multitude of sins, it prevents people from seeing the less pleasant reality.
      "Loose-fitting clothes can cover a multitude of sins!"

  • hidden agenda
    • If a person or organisation has a hidden agenda, they have hidden interests or ulterior motives.
      "I can guarantee that we have no hidden agenda. Our intentions have always been clear."

  • high and dry
    • If you are left high and dry, you find yourself in a difficult situation without help or resources.
      "When her husband walked out on her, Amanda was left high and dry with two kids to raise."

  • (get on) high horse
    • If you get on your high horse, you start behaving in a haughty manner, as though you should be treated with more respect.
      "He got on his high horse when he was asked to show his membership card."

  • high and mighty
    • Someone who is high and mighty behaves in a haughty manner as though they were superior to others.
      "Don't get all high and mighty!" said my grandmother to my cousin. "Everyone helps with the housework in this house."

  • highways and byways
    • If you travel the highways and byways, you take large and small roads to visit every part of the country.
      "He travelled the highways and byways looking for traces of his ancestors."

  • my way or the highway
    • It you say to someone 'it's my way or the highway', you are telling that person that either they accept what you propose or they leave the project.
      "You don't have much choice when someone says 'it's my way or the highway'."

  • (up) to the hilt
    • When someone does something (up) to the hilt, they do it completely, fully or to the maximum degree.
      "He was involved in the conspiracy to the hilt."

  • Himalayan blunder
    • If you stupidly make a serious mistake or error, you commit a Himalayan blunder.
      "Apparently he lost his job because of a Himalayan blunder."

  • hit and run accident
    • When the driver of a vehicle hits another vehicle without stopping to provide help, identification or insurance, and fails to report the accident to the police, the collision is called a hit-and-run accident.
      "A hit-and-run accident deserves serious punishment."

  • hit the airwaves
    • When someone hits the airwaves, they go on radio and/or TV to be interviewed or to promote something.
      "The hospital was embarrassed when the patient hit the airways with his side of the story."

  • hit the dust
    • The expression hit the dust is a humorous way of referring to death.
      "You can have my computer when I hit the dust!"

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