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hat in hand

adverb

Definition of HAT IN HAND

:  in an attitude of respectful humility <have to go hat in hand to apologize>

Examples of HAT IN HAND

  1. <he was forced to apologize hat in hand for the offensive comment>

First Known Use of HAT IN HAND

1851

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