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hangar queenA grounded aircraft which is kept so that its parts can be used in other aircraft.Rate it:

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hangar queenAn aircraft which requires a great deal of regular maintenance and has an unfavorable ratio of maintenance time to flight time.Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA place, opportunity, etc. to which it is difficult to gain entry.Rate it:

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hatchet jobA treatment which serves primarily to disparage its subject; a piece of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.Rate it:

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haunted houseA Halloween amusement attraction in which a building or series of rooms is decorated to frighten the people who pass through the attraction.Rate it:

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have a tiger by the tailTo be in a difficult or dangerous situation in which one ideally should not remain, but from which one cannot withdraw.Rate it:

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have it both waysTo have two things which are mutually incompatible.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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have seen this movieTo have experienced a situation which is the same as or similar to the current situation, especially with a sense of the unpleasantness or tiresomeness of the recurring situation.Rate it:

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have someone by the short hairsTo have someone in a difficult situation in which he or she is without alternatives and can be controlled.Rate it:

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have the tiger by the tailTo be in a difficult or dangerous situation in which one ideally should not remain, but from which one cannot withdraw.Rate it:

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have the wolf by the earTo be in a difficult situation - a dangerous situation from which one cannot disengage, but in which one cannot safely remain.Rate it:

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head tripAn experience or set of experiences which is intellectually challenging or stimulating.Rate it:

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head tripA state of mind in which one is distracted, disturbed, or unnerved, whether self-induced or resulting from ill-treatment by others.Rate it:

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heads I win, tails you loseSaid to describe a conflict in which someone has a particular advantage from the start.Rate it:

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heads or tailsA game to bet upon a which side of a coin lays face up after it is thrown.Rate it:

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heads or tailsThe practice of flipping a coin in the air, to choose between two alternatives based on which side lands face up.Rate it:

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hell weekThe week during which new members are required to undergo undignified rites of initiation or gruelling discipline in order to be accepted into a fraternity, sorority, secret society, military group, etc.Rate it:

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her gunt is massiveShe has a Belly and Fanny which combines to make a GUNTRate it:

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hide one's light under a bushelFor a person to keep some talent or skill hidden from other people. The tone is that a person having a talent which they can be proud of ought not hide it.Rate it:

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high groundA location which is at a relatively high elevation, especially in comparison to the immediate surrounding area.Rate it:

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high roadA course of action which is honorable, dignified, or respectable.Rate it:

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high timeA point in time at which something desirable or necessary is considered to be utterly due or even overdue to occur.Rate it:

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Hit a Brick WallA hurdle and trouble which is impossible to tackle and overcomeRate it:

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hoist by one's own petardTo be hurt, or destroyed by one's own plot or device, of one's own doing which one intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".Rate it:

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hold courtTo preside in a formal manner over an official assembly of courtiers and others in which entertainment is presented or affairs of state are considered.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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holeA security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.Rate it:

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home away from homeA place in which one is as comfortable as one's actual home.Rate it:

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horror showA horror movie or television show or other performance which depicts gruesome, horrible, or disgusting events, especially in a vividly visual manner.Rate it:

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horse pillA medicinal pill which is very large in size and is therefore difficult for a person to swallow.Rate it:

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horse's assA thing or person which is visually unappealing.Rate it:

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hot lunchA sexual act in which a pouch of clingfilm or similar material filled with faeces is placed in one of the participants' mouth and subsequently penetrated by the second participant.Rate it:

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hothouseAn environment in which growth or development is encouraged; a hotbed.Rate it:

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house warmingPresented as a way of welcoming someone to a home into which he or she recently moved.Rate it:

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how do i get to carnegie hallA set phrase, spoken as a rhetorical question, which is answered "Practice, practice, practice!" or sometimes with the humorous literal directions to Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th.Rate it:

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how the sausage gets madeThe way in which a process or activity is carried on behind the scenes.Rate it:

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huis closa work of fiction in which the action is set in an enclosed spaceRate it:

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I don't knowA phrase used in response to a question or command in which the target person does not know the answer to or how to respond.Rate it:

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I have a feverIndicates that the speaker has an abnormally high body temperature, which is usually a symptom of a disease.Rate it:

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if you don't mind me sayingUsed to introduce one's opinion about something to which offence could be takenRate it:

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il a mis les pieds dans le plat (fam.)He put his foot in it.Rate it:

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il est du bois dont on fait les flûtesHe is of an easy, pliable disposition (i.e. like the flexible reeds of which flutes were originally made).Rate it:

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il ne sait ni A ni BHe does not know B from a bull’s foot; He cannot read; He is a perfect ignoramus.Rate it:

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il ne sait où donner de la têteHe does not know which way to turn.Rate it:

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il ne sait sur quel pied danserHe does not know which way to turn.Rate it:

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il ne savait plus de quel bois faire flècheHe did not know which way to turn. Rate it:

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il sait son pain mangerHe knows on which side his bread is buttered.Rate it:

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il veut prendre les lièvres au son du tambourHe makes a great noise about what should be kept secret; He divulged a plan which to succeed had to be kept secret.Rate it:

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in a bindIn a difficult situation, usually of one's own making; having a dilemma; faced with a problem or a set of problems for which there is no easy solution.Rate it:

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