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Sayings that start with the letter H

Sayings that start with the letter H

Hair of the dog that bit you

Hairy eyeball

Halcyon days

Half a loaf is better than no bread



Half inch

Hand over fist

Handbags at ten paces

Handle with kid gloves

Hands down

Hanged, drawn and quartered


Happy as a clam

Happy as a sandboy

Happy as Larry

Happy clappy

Happy slapping

Happily ever after

Harbinger of doom

Hard and fast

Hard cases make bad law

Hard cheese

Hard hearted

Hard lines

Hard man is good to find - A

Hark, hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings

Harp on


Harvest moon

Has the cat got your tongue?

Hasta la vista, baby

Haste makes waste

Hat trick

Have a Captain Cook

Have a dekko

Have an axe to grind

Have an inkling

Have no truck with

Haven't got a clue

Have your guts for garters

Have your work cut out

He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches

He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon

He who laughs last laughs longest

He will give the Devil his due

Head over heels

Heads up

Heads will roll

Hear hear

Heard it through the grapevine

Heart's content

Heavens to Betsy

Heavens to Murgatroyd

Heavy metal

Heebie-jeebies - The

Hedge your bets

Hell in a handbasket

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned

Hell or high water

Hell's bells

Hell's half acre


Hem and haw

Here lies one whose name is writ in water

Het up

Hey presto

Heywood, John - Proverbs collected by

Hiding to nothing - On a


High and dry

High and mighty

High as a kite

High five


High horse - get off your

High jinks

High on the hog

High time

High, wide and handsome

Hissy fit

History is bunk

Hit for six

Hit the ground running

Hit the hay

Hit the nail on the head

Hither and yon


Hobson's choice


Hocus pocus


Hoi polloi

Hoist with your own petard


Hold a candle to - Can't

Hold with the hare and run with the hounds - You can't

Hold your horses

Home and dry

Home and hosed

Home is where the heart is


Honesty is the best policy

Honey catches more flies than vinegar


Hooray Henry

Horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse - A

Horse and cart

Horse feathers


Horse's mouth - straight from the

Hostage to fortune


Hot off the press

Hot on the heels

House divided against itself cannot stand - A

Household words

Houston, we have a problem

How are the mighty fallen?

How do you do?

How now brown cow?

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child


Hung, drawn and quartered


Hunt and peck


Hush puppies

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