to one's hand


to one's hand
phrasal
: already prepared to appeal to one's taste or special talents

a subject matter for a playwright just made to his hand


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • In one's hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • show one's hand — {v. phr.} To reveal or exhibit one s true and hitherto hidden purpose. * /Only after becoming Chancellor of Germany did Adolf Hitler really show his hand and reveal that he intended to take over other countries./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show one's hand — {v. phr.} To reveal or exhibit one s true and hitherto hidden purpose. * /Only after becoming Chancellor of Germany did Adolf Hitler really show his hand and reveal that he intended to take over other countries./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show one's hand — phrasal 1. : to display one s cards faceup 2. : to declare one s intentions or reveal one s resources * * * show one s hand To expose one s purpose • • • Main Entry: ↑hand * * * (in a card game) reveal one s cards ■ figurative disclose one s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep one's hand in — phrasal : to keep in practice tried to keep his hand in at tennis by playing a little at least once a week * * * keep one s hand in see under ↑keep • • • Main Entry: ↑hand keep one s hand in To retain one s skill by practice • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put one's hand to — phrasal or set one s hand to 1. : to take hold of put his hand to the plow 2. : to engage in : undertake knew he would succeed in whatever he put his hand to * * * put one s hand to …   Useful english dictionary

  • put one's hand to — or[set one s hand to] or[turn one s hand to] {v. phr.} To start working at; try to do. * /Hal does a good job at everything mat he turns his hand to./ * /After Mr. Sullivan found farming unprofitable, he moved to town and turned his hand to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's hand to — or[set one s hand to] or[turn one s hand to] {v. phr.} To start working at; try to do. * /Hal does a good job at everything mat he turns his hand to./ * /After Mr. Sullivan found farming unprofitable, he moved to town and turned his hand to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ one's\ hand\ to — • set one s hand to • turn one s hand to v. phr. To start working at; try to do. Hal does a good job at everything mat he turns his hand to. After Mr. Sullivan found farming unprofitable, he moved to town and turned his hand to carpentry …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get one's hand in — phrasal : to regain one s skill in an activity by practice after playing no tennis for some years, it took him time to get his hand in * * * get one s hand in 1. To get control of the play so as to turn one s cards to good use 2. To get into the… …   Useful english dictionary


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