Idioms

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Hard and fast—defined, fixed, invariable حتمی، پہلے سے طے شدہ

        There are no hard and fast rules for writing an essay.

Heart and soul—completely, whollyمکمل طور پر، دل و جان سے

        He has devoted himself heart and soul to helping the poor.

Hold water—to be logical and convincingکسی دلیل وغیرہ کا منطقی اور قابل قبول ہونا

        Your argument does not hold water.

 

Hope against hope—hope with little reason or justificationمایوس کُن صورت حال کے با وجود امید رکھنا

They are just hoping against hope that she’s still alive

Hue and cry—a loud protest شور و غل، احتجاج

        There was a great hue and cry against the new law.

Have an axe to grind—to have a selfish reason to do somethingاپنا الُو سیدھا کرنا

He is a selfish man and will not help you unless he has an axe to grind.

Hit below the belt—to attack an opponent in an unfair wayمخالف پر اوچھا یا ناجائز وار کرنا

Near the elections, politicians do not hesitate to hit below the belt.

 

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