Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “G & H”

By Naveen Singh|Updated : January 29th, 2019

Dear gradians,

Today we are posting Idioms & Phrases beginning with “G & H”. we hope you liked the previous articles. Here’s a small task for you guys post idioms and phrases which you come across that has not been covered here and ask for sentences from others. This would boost your prep and make this more interesting and interactive. So here is a list of Idioms and Phrases with G & H:

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “G & H”

Idioms and Phrases

Meaning

Sentence

Get away Scot free

To avoid the punishment that you deserve

If you don't take out a complaint against him, he'll get off Scot-free!

Good Samaritan

person who selflessly helps others,

He's such a good Samaritan. He used to take after my grandmother when she was ill.

Green eyed monster

jealousy

I 'd no idea you were so susceptible to the green-eyed monster.

Green Horn

an untrained or inexperienced person.

He was a green horn on his first day at work

Go the extra mile

Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand.

Vipin is a nice guy, always ready to go the extra mile for his friends

Go out on a limb

To do something that lacks evidence or support

She’s going out on a limb in criticizing her own party leadership.

Have an axe to grind

To have a dispute with someone.

As a novelist, he has no political axe to grind.

Hell in a hand basket

Deteriorating headed for complete disaster

If she found out that I forgot her birthday, then I’m going to go to hell in a handbasket.

Hale and hearty

very healthy and strong

At 80, Nitish is hale and hearty, getting up at six every morning to walk five miles.

Hold your horse

Be patient

You must hold your horse to clear any exam.

Hit the bull’s eye

get something exactly right or be on target.

The finance minister’s speech on attracting new investments hit the bull’s eye.

head over heels

fall deeply and completely in love, especially suddenly

She and her husband make an amazing couple. They are head over heels in love and are very supportive of each other.

Hit the sack or hit the hay

to go to bed, to go to sleep

After I hit the sack, I read for some time before turning off the lights and going to sleep.

Hit the nail on the head

be accurately right about something

He is a smart debugger. Every time you take a broken code to him, he will hit the nail on the head and tell you the exact problem.

High on the hog

 

Living in luxury.

 

He will not be able to live in these conditions because he has always had it from high on the hog.

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