|half the battle
||half of the task completed, half of the job done
||You've done the research for the report. That's half the battle.
||idiotic, stupid, nitwit
||I couldn't think. My words sounded like grunts. People must have thought I was only half-there.
||humorous person, comedian, joker
||When you imitate John Candy, you're quite a ham.
||large hands, huge hands
||When the coach saw my big hands he called me Ham Hands.
|ham it up
||act funny and tell jokes, play the ham
||Robbie likes to ham it up when he talks to a group - he tells jokes.
|hammer and tongs
||angrily, furiously, fight tooth and nail
||The two men were arguing - going at it hammer and tongs.
||very drunk, pissed, sloshed
||You were hammered, so I took your keys and drove you home.
||told by the elders to the children
||The story about the loon was handed down for generations.
||give to the teacher or manager, turn in
||If we hand in an essay before it's due, teacher gives us a 5% bonus.
|hand in hand
||Math and science go hand in hand. They're related subjects.