🔘PART 7 of the complete (A-Z) IDIOMS and PHRASES(with its usage in a sentence) for SSC ,bank(SBI, IBPS, RBI) and other exams.
Meaning- sound, tenable
Use hold water in a sentence
Example- His statement will not hold water as it is not based on facts.
Meaning- support one another
Use Hang together in a sentence
Example- The two statements delivered by the leader of the party do not hang together.
🔸Hope against hope
Meaning- hope inspite of disappointment
Use Hope against hope in a sentence
Example- Mr. Mehta’s case is very weak and everybody knows that finally he will lose, but he is still hoping against hope.
🔸Have an axe to grind
Meaning- to have a selfish interest
Use Have an axe to grind in a sentence
Example- Sneha is very selfish but the way she is being polite with everyone gives the impression that she has an axe to grind.
🔸Have the gift of the gab
Meaning- art of speaking
Use Have the gift of the gab in a sentence
Example- Meera is not highly qualified but she has the gift of the gab.
🔸Hit below the belt
Meaning- to strike unfairly
Use Hit below the belt in a sentence
Example- We should always face the enemy boldly and never hit him below the belt.
🔸Hold one’s tongue
Meaning- to keep quiet
Use Hold one’s tongue in a sentence
Example- We should always hold our tongue before our elders.
Meaning- very difficult
Use Herculean task in a sentence
Example- It is Herculean task to root out corruption in India.
🔸Haul over the coals
Meaning- to take to task
Use Haul over the coals in a sentence
Example- Shila was hauled over the coals by her parents for her misconduct.
🔸Have one’s finger in everyone’s pie
Meaning- to partake of something
Use Have one’s finger in everyone’s pie in a sentence
Example- My best friend likes to have her finger in everyone’s pie as she is in the habit of meddling with the affairs of others.
Meaning- peaceful days
Use Halcyon days in a sentence
Example- The days we spend in our school life are the halcyon days of our life.
🔸Hold out an olive branch
Meaning- offer of peace
Use Hold out an olive branch in a sentence
Example- The terrorists are not prepared to hold out an olive branch to the Government of India.
Use Hanky panky in a sentence
Example- None of this hanky panky, tell me the truth.
🔸Have feet of clay
Meaning- full of faults
Use Have feet of clay in a sentence
Example- The C.B.I inquiry revealed that many ministers have feet of clay.
🔸Heart and soul
Use Heart and soul in a sentence
Example- Mahesh took part in the annual function heart and soul.
🔸Hard and fast
Use Hard and fast in a sentence
Example- No hard and fast rule is laid down about being regular in the college.
Meaning- remain unsolved
Use Hang fire in a sentence
Example- Kashmir problem has been hanging fire for many years.
🔸High and dry
Meaning- a difficult situation
Use High and dry in a sentence
Example- Ramesh was left high and dry by his business partners.
🔸Hit the nail on the head
Meaning- to do the right thing at the right time
Use Hit the nail on the head in a sentence
Example- Samira hit the nail on the head by resigning her job.
Meaning- no alternative
Use Hobson’s choice in a sentence
Example- The employees in the private sector have Hobson’s choice because they are forced to accept what they are ordered to do.
🔸Have too many irons in the fire
Meaning- doing many things at a time
Use Have too many irons in the fire in a sentence
Example- Rajkumar is fickle minded and has too many irons in the fire.
🔸Hold in abeyance
Use Hold in abeyance in a sentence
Example- For lack of funds the district administration has held the construction of road in abeyance.
🔸High and mighty
Meaning- proud persons
Use High and mighty in a sentence
Example- The high and mighty forget that everything in the world is transient.
🔸Hard nosed attitude
Use Hard nosed attitude in a sentence
Example- I don’t know why my teacher always has a hard nosed attitude towards me.
🔸Hold in leash
Meaning- to restrain
Use Hold in leash in a sentence
Example- As a responsible leader of a party you must hold criticism of party workers in leash.
🔸Head and shoulders
Use Head and shoulders in a sentence
Example- Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was head and shoulders above his predecessors.
🔸Hold a brief
Meaning- to defend someone
Use Hold a brief in a sentence
Example- It is very improper for parents to hold a brief for their children who are in the wrong.
Meaning- a bribe
Use Hush money in a sentence
Example- Suresh managed to escape punishment by paying hush money.
🔸Hold at bay
Meaning- to prevent enemy from coming
Use Hold at bay in a sentence
Example- Maharana Pratap could not hold the Mughal army at bay for long.
Meaning- here and there
Use Helter skelter in a sentence
Example- When the police arrived the rioters ran helter skelter.
🔸Have a brush with
Meaning- to have encounter
Use Have a brush with in a sentence
Example- Our Principal had a brush with the Vice Chancellor over the appointment of a lecturer.
Meaning- raise controversy
Use Hornet’s nest in a sentence
Example- The speaker stirred up hornet’s nest by referring to impending changes in the rules.
🔸Hold somebody to ransom
Meaning- to demand concession by making someone captive
Use Hold somebody to ransom in a sentence
Example- It is a pity that a handful of militants are holding the nation to ransom.
🔸Hole and corner
Use Hole and corner in a sentence
Example- She has come to know of your hole and corner method of dealing with people.