over the hump


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over the hump

Past the worst, most difficult, or most stressful part (of something); more than halfway done (with something). I know this project has been trying, but we're finally over the hump. Everything should go smoothly now. I actually think Thursday is the easiest day of the week to get through—you're over the hump, but you're not counting down the minutes until the weekend.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

over the hump

INFORMAL
If you are over the hump in an unpleasant or difficult situation, you are past the worst part of it. I think we're basically over the hump. We've got an economy now that's likely to grow. It's been a difficult time but we're over the hump now.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

over the hump

over the worst.
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over the ˈhump

(informal) past the largest, worst or most difficult part of a job, illness, etc: I’ll be over the hump when I’ve done this exam — then there’ll be just two left.
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over the hump 1

mod. drug intoxicated. Things should be easy from now on. We are over the hump.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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