Lista angielskich idiomów zaczynających się na literę 'H'
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Be for the high jump
- (informal) be liable to be punished, criticized etc. severelyI shall be for the high jump if I make a mess of these invoices again.Be in high spirits
- be in a lively, cheerful mood'You’re in high spirits today.' 'Yes, I’ve just had some very good news.'Be / Get on one’s high horse
- behave in an arrogant mannerMiguel’s been on his high horse ever since he won a scholarship to Oxford.High and dry
- abandoned, ignored, isolatedThe car broke down miles away from anywhere so I was left high and dry until my brother got some help.A high flyer
- a person who is very ambitious in his career wishes/plansShe is applying for a job in the diplomatic service - but then she always was a high flyer.High and low
- everywhere possible (with look, search)Where on earth can my glasses be? I’ve searched high and low for them!Be riding high
- be very successful in one's career, especially in the eyes of othersMy sister is riding high at the moment. She's been promoted and she will become the head of the department.High and mighty
- behaving in a superior and arrogant mannerHe is high and mighty these days. Do you happen to know why?
Be hot on something
- be very well informed, knowledgeable and good at somethingHe was never too hot on maths at school. He was better at languages.Be in / Get into hot water
- be in/get into serious troubleYou’ll be in hot water when your father finds out what you’ve done to his car!Blow hot and cold
- (informal) be undecided, wanting something and then not wanting it alternately"Have you decided whether or not to move house?" "Not yet. We’re still blowing hot and cold."A hot line
- a direct, secret telephone link between two important people, e.g. heads of governmentThroughout the entire crisis there was a hot line between the two heads of state.The hot seat
- an important position in which one is open to criticism and attack and has to face difficult questions etc.As a managing director, I’m continually in the hot seat.A hot spot
- an area of political unrest or dangerI don’t think I’d like to be a journalist, being sent around the globe to all the political hot spots.Hot under the collar
- annoyed and irritatedThe CEO has just been told to cut the budget so he`s rather hot under the collar.Make it hot for somebody
- (informal) make things unpleasant or difficult for someoneIf I were you, I would treat him with a little more respect. If he doesn’t like you, he’s in a position to make it hot for you.Piping hot
- (food) served very hot, suggesting that it has just been freshly cookedWhen the weather’s cold I like to have piping hot soup for lunch.A hot potato
- (informal) issue that is dangerous or embarrassing to deal withIf this is a government cover-up, then it's a real hot potato and they won't touch it!Strike while the iron is hot
- make the most of present opportunitiesIf he offered to pay for your holiday, strike while the iron's hot! If you say no, he may not offer again.
- (informal) to a great extent, very much'I hear that Billy liked the present I sent him.' 'Oh, and how!'Any old how
- in a careless, bad mannerJohny doesn`t care what his homework looks like. He does it any old how.How about . . .?
- used for making a suggestion or to ask someone`s opinionHow about going to the theatre on Saturday?How come . . .?
- (informal) why? How does / did it happen that . . .?How come you never told me about George before?How dare you/he/they etc.
- expresses shock / annoyance at someone`s impudence, rudenessHow dare you speak to your mother like that?How is it that . . .?
- what is the reason that . . .?How is it that whenever I see James, he`s always chatting instead of working?How on earth . . .? / How in the world . . .?
- used to emphasize amazement, surprise, bewildermentHow on earth could he have got up on to the roof without a ladder?How is it going? / How are things going?
- an informal greeting among friends