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flash the hash
slang To vomit. I felt so seasick out on that boat that I'm amazed I didn't flash the hash.
slang A device used for the smoking of substances like hashish and marijuana. I've never used a hash cannon before—how does it work?
To discuss something in detail. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hash" and "out." I'm calling Mom right now to hash out the details for Thanksgiving dinner.
To discuss something in detail. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hash" and "over." I'm calling Mom right now to hash over the details for Thanksgiving dinner.
slang A pipe typically used for the smoking of hashish ("hash"). Do I need to use a hash pipe with this stuff?
A cook or a waitress, especially at a diner or cheap restaurant. ("Hash," in this sense, refers to a dish or stew of chopped meat and vegetables, not hashish.) Primarily heard in US. I worked as a hash slinger for several years to pay my way through college.
1. To chop or cut something into small pieces. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hash" and "up." Can you hash up those vegetables for me?
2. To bungle something or cause problems. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hash" and "up." If you're the one who hashed up the printer, then help me clear this paper jam. Mom wasn't going to punish me, but you hashed it all up when you opened your big mouth about how I got home past curfew last night!
slang Someone who regularly uses hashish. I used to be a hash-head, before I went to rehab.
A diner or cheap restaurant. We were pretty broke after our trip, so we just stopped at a hash-house on our way home.
slang Hashish that is particularly strong. Whoa, that's some heavy hash—I can already feel its effects.
make a hash of (something)
To ruin, bungle, or spoil something. I really made a hash of that project at work—I'm going to get fired for sure! I'm afraid the accounting department made a complete hash of these numbers. We'll need to tally the entire ledger again.
make a mess (out) of (something)
To handle something in a way that causes it to be disordered, damaged, or ruined. I had these books all in order but the kids rifled through them and made a mess of the whole thing. I'm afraid the accounting department made a mess out of these numbers. We'll need to re-tally the entire ledger.
settle (one's) hash
1. To subdue, suppress, or overpower one who is making trouble. The former Navy officer settled the would-be assailant's hash in a matter of seconds, disarming him and pinning him to the ground in just two quick moves.
2. To take the force, energy, or spirit out of one's argument or position. Her comment about the achievements of various women of color really settled that internet troll's hash. The professor's retort seemed to settle Dan's hash.
1. To serve food at a diner or cheap restaurant. ("Hash," in this sense, refers to a dish or stew of chopped meat and vegetables.) I spent five years slinging hash for 60 hours a week to pay my way through college.
2. To sell hashish. (Hashish, shortened as "hash," is the resin from cannabis plants prepared to be smoked, chewed, or ingested.) I used to sling hash during my college days, but too many of my friends got locked up for it, so I got out of the game.
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hash (something) over (with someone)
Fig. to discuss something with someone. I need to hash this matter over with you. I've hashed over this business enough.
hash something up
1. to chop something up. Now, hash the onion and garlic up and put it in the skillet. Now, hash up the beef and brown it.
2. to mess something up. Somebody hashed my manuscript up! Somebody hashed up my manuscript!
settle someone's hash
Sl. to calm someone down, perhaps by threats or by violence. If he comes in here, I'll settle his hash. Now, that ought to settle your hash.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, hash out. Discuss carefully, review, as in Let's hash over these plans again, or The department was hashing out the new syllabus. This idiom uses the verb hash in the sense of "cut into small pieces," a usage dating from the mid-1700s.
make a hash of
Also, make a mess of. Ruin or spoil something, as in They've made a hash of their financial affairs, or She thought he'd make a mess of the garden. The first term, first recorded in 1833, uses hash in the sense of "a jumble of mangled fragments"; the variant, using mess in the sense of "a muddle" or "a state of confusion," was first recorded in 1862.
settle someone's hash
Subdue or get rid of someone, deal with a troublemaker, as in If John starts another argument we know just how to settle his hash. This term, dating from about 1800, uses hash in the sense of "a mess."
Serve food in a restaurant, especially a cheap establishment. For example, The only job she could find was slinging hash in the neighborhood diner. This term alludes to the inelegant presentation and nature of the food, in effect, tossing hash before a customer. [Slang; mid-1800s]
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make a hash of somethingINFORMAL
If you make a hash of a job or task, you do it very badly. The Government made a total hash of things and wasted a small fortune. She fumbled with the trolley and made a hash of stacking the food trays.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
make a hash ofmake a mess of; bungle. informal
Hash comes from the French verb hacher meaning ‘chop up small’. A hash is a dish of cooked meat cut into small pieces and recooked with gravy; from this comes the derogatory sense of hash meaning ‘a jumble of incongruous elements; a mess’.
settle someone's hashdeal with and subdue a person very forcefully. informal
sling hash (or plates)serve food in a cafe or diner. North American informal
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make a ˈmess/ˈhash of something/of doing something(informal) do something very badly: We tried making some wine, but we made a mess of it (= it did not taste good). ♢ I made a complete hash of the whole exam.
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flash the hash
tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. Dave left quickly to go out and flash the hash, I think.
n. hashish; cannabis in general. (Drugs.) The amount of hash that moves into this city in a single day would astound you.
n. a device used in the smoking of cannabis. (see also shotgun.) Don had a hash cannon in his office as a sample of a device for smoking pot.
n. a small pipe for smoking cannabis. (Drugs.) John kept a hash pipe on the shelf just for show.
n. a smoker of cannabis. (Drugs.) You can’t stay a hash-head all your life.
1. n. a cheap diner. (Where hash might be on the menu.) Tom worked for two days as a hash-slinger in a hash-house.
2. n. a place where hashish is sold and used. (Drugs.) This hash-house is due for a raid. Let’s hit it.
n. a cook, waiter, or waitress in a hash-house. I worked as a hash-slinger in an all-night diner.
n. potent cannabis. (Drugs.) This is heavy hash, and it will cost you.
settle someone’s hash
tv. to calm someone down, perhaps by threats or by violence. If he comes in here, I’ll settle his hash.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
settle (someone's) hashSlang
To silence or subdue.
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settle someone's hash, to
To subdue; to get rid of someone or something. The “hash” in question is the mess that has been made of things. The term has been around since at least 1800. “We therefore mean to make a dash/To settle fighting Europe’s hash,” wrote T. G. Fessenden (Pills Political, 1809). Settling someone’s hash is not quite the same as making mincemeat of someone, despite the superficial similarity (both involve chopped meat). The latter implies complete demolition, i.e., chopping up.
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