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Hang in there!: This basically means "don't give up!"

Hassle (n.): A problem; Something that is inconvenient, problematic for you. ex: "I had to go back to that office three times to get things done... What a hassle!"

Hassle (v.): To bother; To nag. ex: "Stop hassling him about that!"

Hate (someone's) guts: To hate (someone) very much. ex: "I really hate his guts."

Hate (someone/something) with a passion: To hate (someone/something) very much.

Have the hots for (someone): To be physically attracted to (someone); ex: "She's got the hots for her new co-worker."

(I've/he's/you've, etc...) had it: You have had enough of a situation, to have endured all that one can.ex: I've had it with their daily parties. I haven't been able to sleep well for weeks!

Hella (adj.): Very.

High (adj.): Intoxicated on drugs. ex: "He looked and behaved like he was high."

Hick (n.): A redneck; a backwards, ignorant person with a very limited intelligence.

Hit (n.): Success. ex: "The new toy is a real hit with the kids."

Hit on (someone) (v.) : To try to seduce (someone); To put the moves on (someone). ex: "Bob was hitting on me last night."

Hit the road (v.) : To leave. To get going. ex: "We gotta hit the road, otherwise we'll be late."

Hit the sack (v.) : To go to bed. ex: "I'm going to hit the sack. I'm really beat."

Hoodie: A hooded sweatshirt. ex: "My mom bought me a black hoodie at the GAP."

Hooker (n.): Prostitute.

Hoopla (n.): see "Hype" below.

Hot (adj.): Physically attractive.

Hottie (n.): Very attractive man or woman. ex: "Lisa is such a hottie."

(To be) hung up on (v.): (to be) obsessed/ overly interested in something ex: "He's really hung up on his looks" (He's really obsessed with the way he looks)

Hype (n.): Extreme promotion and the commotion that follows; Hoopla. ex: "That CD doesn't live up to the hype." (That CD isn't as good as they're promoting it to be/ as good as everything says it is).

Hyped (adj.): Really excited. ex: "We're all hyped about the concert next weekend."



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