over the hump

idiom

informal
: past the most difficult part of something (such as a project or job)
A few more months of hard work should be enough to get/put us over the hump on this project.

Examples of over the hump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The season is a windfall for dating apps and websites cashing in on users looking to make it over the hump emotionally intact. Leanne Italie, Twin Cities, 10 Feb. 2024 Literally 48 hours more theater play probably would’ve pushed the film over the hump on the foreign language release box office charts. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Baylor kept the game within reach, getting within 3 points but couldn't get over the hump. David Smale, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2024 After being on the losing end of the NBA Finals in 2022 and then coming up short in the Eastern Conference finals last year, Tatum and the Celtics are looking to get over the hump and claim the franchise’s 18th NBA championship. Sam Joseph, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 The following week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the chants came raining down again as fans showed their appreciation to the quarterback who led them over the hump. Jared Ramsey, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2024 This was a big postseason for the Wolverines, who finally got over the hump in the playoff by topping Alabama in the Rose Bowl and will have the chance to capture the program's first unshared national title since 1948. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2024 But can this band — this core group of players — get over the hump? Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 That can wear on an organization over time, and there’s a feeling that perhaps Buffalo needs a shake-up to finally get over the hump. C.j. Doon, Baltimore Sun, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Over the hump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20the%20hump. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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