over the hump


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over the hump

 
1. Fig. over the hard part; past the midpoint. Things should be easy from now on. We finally got over the hump. When you get over the hump, life is much better.
2. intoxicated on drugs. Harry is over the hump now. He is stoned. This stuff makes you sick at first. Then suddenly you are over the hump and floating.
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over the hump

past the most difficult or dangerous part of something I hope power companies will have enough electricity to get over the hump of seasonal demand. The other team got off to a big lead at the start, and we just couldn't quite get over the hump.
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over the hump

Past the most difficult part, as in She's over the hump with her dissertation; she'll soon be done. This expression alludes to a barrier that impedes progress. [Colloquial; 1920s]
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over the hump

Past the worst or most difficult part or stage: At last I'm over the hump on my term paper.
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