over the hump

Definition of over the hump

informal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

humpplay
  1. :  a rounded protuberance: such as

    :  humpback

    :  a fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal (such as a camel, bison, or whale)

  1. :  to exert (oneself) vigorously

    :  to make humpbacked :  hunch

    :  to put or carry on the back :  lug


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