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a (whole) host of (something)
A very large number or collection of people or things. We had a whole host of problems on opening night, but I think most of the issues have been resolved. While the film has been receiving positive reviews from critics, there's a host of fans who are upset with the way it turned out. The beta testers have reported a whole host of issues with this latest software update.
host with the most
cliché Usually, though not solely, said of men. For women, the phrase "hostess with the mostest" is often used to preserve the rhyming structure. Primarily heard in US.
1. The master of ceremonies, especially on a television program, who is particularly charming, engaging, entertaining, etc. The talk show presenter was certainly the host with the most on Saturday, deftly guiding the conversation between his four guests to create one of the funniest, most heartfelt shows of the year. And here he is, ladies and gentleman—the host with the most, John Johnson!
2. Someone who is particularly accommodating, impressive, engaging, etc., when receiving and entertaining guests socially. Follow a few of the steps in this article, and you're sure to be the host with the most at your next dinner party.
reckon without (one's) host
To plan without taking into account all the necessary or important factors or people. It was originally used to describe one who did not consult one's host, such as an innkeeper, when calculating one's lodging expenses. A: "You made plans for Mother's Day without even asking your mom what she wants to do?" B: "I know, I really reckoned without my host on that one."
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- water under the bridge
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- don't whistle until you are out of the woods
- never halloo till you are out of the woods
- never whistle until you are out of the woods