#IOTW: Idioms With ‘Hand’

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Hi guys, how are you today? I hope you are great as I am. Below are the ten idioms using ‘hand’ that I have successfully compiled for you. Check them out!

Get out of hand = to get out of control

e.g “The long-march by the labors got out of hand, and it eventually became a massive riot.”

Change hands = for an object to be passed or sold to somebody

e.g. “Rather than bequeathing all his properties to his only son, he decided to have them changed hands to his business opponents.”

Have your hands full = be completely busy

e.g. “I have to apologize that I can’t help you with your homework. I’ve got my hands full.”

Try my hands at = to experience for the first time

e.g. “She has never dived before, but she is willing to try her hands at it.”

Wash your hands of = to stop being responsible

e.g. “She washed her hands of the business after the company was sued by the singers for a breach of copyrights.”

Know like the back of your hand = to know a place very well

e.g. “He has been in Perth for once, but he knows the city like the back of his hand.”

Hands down = obvious(ly)

e.g. “Christiano Ronaldo was hands down the best soccer player in the world.”

Tip your hand = to reveal your secret

e.g. “The police officer tipped his hand on the name of the murderer.”

Hand on a platter = to get something easily

e.g. “He is now the chief director of the institute. The job was handed to him on a platter from his mother.”

Live from hand to mouth = to have nothing to save

e.g. “He comes from a poor family. He lives from hand to mouth.”

Those are the 10 great idioms with the word ‘hand’ in them. Hope you like them. See you!

 

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Compiled and written by @wisznu at @EnglishTips4u on March 3, 2016

 

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