High and Mighty

Meaning of Idiom ‘High and Mighty’ To be high and mighty means to act as if you are very important; to be arrogant, pompous, conceited, etc. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms]. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002,4Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

Hidden Agenda

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hidden Agenda’ A person’s hidden agenda is their actual selfish motives, intentions, goals, etc. that they do not publicly reveal; a secret plan. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University … Read more

Hint, Hint

Meaning of Idiom ‘Hint, Hint’ Hint, hint is an expression used to indirectly suggest that someone do something, especially when to ask outright may be considered rude. 1Manser, Martin H. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2006. This humorous idiom’s meaning may be best expressed by citing some examples with explanations as to the intention … Read more

Hit the Nail On the Head

To hit the nail on the head is an old English idiom in existence since at least the 15th century, and probably longer. Meaning of Idiom ‘To Hit the Nail on the Head’ Hit the nail on the head is one of those idioms whose meaning is fairly easy to tell. It means to be exactly correct, especially … Read more