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American Slang/Idioms starting with H
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Hang in there!
: This basically means "don't give up!"
: 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!"
: 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!
: Intoxicated on drugs. ex: "He looked and behaved like he was high."
: A redneck; a backwards, ignorant person with a very limited intelligence.
: 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."
: A hooded sweatshirt. ex: "My mom bought me a black hoodie at the GAP."
: see "Hype" below.
: Physically attractive.
: 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)
: 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).
: Really excited. ex: "We're all hyped about the concert next weekend."