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Usually said of clothing that has been passed on from one person to another. ex. "A hand-me-down dress."
Easily. By far. ex. "She is hands down the most beautiful girl in class."
Be prepared for fast and/or rough movement.
(To) hang on someone's every word:
To listen very carefully to someone. ex. "Grandpa was telling a story and the kids were hanging on his every word."
(To) hate someone's guts:
To hate someone very much. (To) have a big mouth:
To be a gossiper. To be a person who can't keep a secret. ex. "Don't tell her anything! She has a big mouth."
(To) have a lot going for (someone):
To have a lot of good things in one's life. To have many things working to one's benefit. ex. "She has a lot going for her - she's smart, she's attractive, she has a good job, etc."
(To) have a sweet tooth:
To love to eat candy or other sweets.
(To) have an edge:
To have an advantage.
(To) have mixed feelings (about something):
To be unsure or uncertain about something.
(To) have one's hands full:
To be busy, occupied with some kind of activity, work, etc. ex. "I have my hands full with my three children."
(To) have one's heart set on something:
To really want something to happen. To expect something to happen. ex. "Julie has her heart set on going to London this summer."
A popular song or film. ex. "Titanic was a hit (movie)."
(To) hit the spot:
To satisfy a need exactly. To be exactly right (often said about food or drinks). ex. "That was a delicious meal - It hit the spot."
(To) hit bottom:
To reach the lowest point.
(To) hit the road:
To leave, start on a trip, etc. ex. "It's already 9:00 AM - We have to hit the road!"
(To) hit a snag:
To run into a problem. ex. "The project hit a snag when testing failed to produce favorable results"
Wait. "Hold on, I'll be with you in just a moment."
(To be) homesick
To miss one's home, country, city, etc. "Francesca is really homesick. She really wants to go back to Italy."
How on earth...? How in the world...?
When asking a question, "How on earth..." and "How in the world..." emphasize the fact that something incredible or very hard to believe happened. "How on earth did you get that job? (it was very hard to get)" "How on earth did you fix that car!? (it was impossible to fix)" etc.