- a small sum of money: Twenty dollars an hour for doing very little certainly ain't hay.
- money: A thousand dollars for a day's work is a lot of hay!
Idioms about hay
Origin of hay
OTHER WORDS FROM hayhayey, adjectiveun·hayed, adjective
Words nearby hay
Other definitions for hay (2 of 2)
How to use hay in a sentence
We grew up bailing hay and chasing cows around and riding four wheelers and digging holes into the ground.Jake Paul’s Going to Save Combat Sports? Bank On It|Eugene Robinson|June 2, 2021|Ozy
Other politicians make hay out of their opposition to mandated mask-wearing, using those mandates — themselves a function of the density of people who otherwise refuse to wear one — as a way to trumpet their liberty bona fides.
Some SSPs will struggle if they’re unable to afford proposed commercial terms and have to sit back and do nothing while their competitors make hay.BT is the latest advertiser to take a ‘fixed fee’ programmatic path|Seb Joseph|April 29, 2021|Digiday
It was refreshing but not perfumy, with notes of hay and earth that I’d never smelled in a shower product.This Face Wash Made Me Rethink My Skin-Care Routine|Luke Whelan|April 21, 2021|Outside Online
Yet it feels like the bulk of the hay is in the barn when it comes to the at-large field.NCAA tournament bracketology: Potential bid snatchers to watch on Friday|Patrick Stevens|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
But I sent him some hay and some information and he turned it around.Amy Sedaris Is Hollywood's Beloved Rabbit-Loving Comedian Crafter|Kevin Fallon|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The less scrupulous have made financial hay out of a diagnosis that promises easy access to stimulants.
“I think this is part of the inside game that junkies make hay out of,” he said.Prosecutors Allege ‘Criminal Scheme’ Involving Gov. Scott Walker|David Freedlander|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After that, who knows how many innocent straws of hay will start to look like needles under the gaze of unseen algorithms.The NSA Can ‘Collect-it-All,’ But What Will It Do With Our Data Next?|Joshua Kopstein|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The straw and hay piled around the tent only exacerbated the situation.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
The challenge was accepted and the hay-wagon driven round and the trial commenced.
As she left the wood she saw a big hay-stack, as firm and shapely of outline as a house, not a loose wisp anywhere.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Some of the half-made hay in the meadows looks as though it had been standing out to bleach for the last fortnight.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Mr. Rushmere had been called away to the town on business, and the lovers had been working all day in the hay-field.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for hay (1 of 3)
- grass, clover, etc, cut and dried as fodder
- (in combination)a hayfield; a hayloft
Word Origin for hay
British Dictionary definitions for hay (2 of 3)
Word Origin for hay
British Dictionary definitions for hay (3 of 3)
Other Idioms and Phrases with hay
see hit the hay; make hay while the sun shines; roll in the hay; that ain't hay.