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We have seen that many idioms deal with various parts of our bodies.
"Hands" are no exception and very often alluded to in conversations.
To have clean hands
To have hands tied
To know like the back of your hand
To change hands
To be at hand
To have one's hands full
To give someone a hand
|To get out of hand||= get out of control|
|To try your hand at + V-ing||= try to do for the first time|
|To be put in good hands||= in the care of|
|To take matters into your own hands||= to take care of things yourself|
|To give a big hand||= to applaud, to clap your hands|
|To wait on someone hand and foot||= to serve like a slave|
|To experience first hand||= to experience yourself|
|To wash one's hands of stg||= to refuse responsibility|
|To have a hand in||= to have a role in|
|To be with hat in hand||= humbly and respectfully|
|A show of hands||= approving raising your hand|
|To take matters into your own hands|| = act on a problem yourself|
A handwriting like chicken scratch
A show of hands
Cold hands, warm heart!
To bite the hand that feeds you
... with your bare hands
On the one hand... on the other hand...
To cup one's hands
To be like putty in your hand
To live from hand to mouth
|An iron hand in a velvet glove|
A Dead man's hand (poker) *
To eat out of my hand
A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH...
I could "give you a hand", or even "hold your hand", but I'm quite sure you won't need it!
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