hat in hand


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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hat leather
Previous Word in the Dictionary: hati
All Words Near: hat in hand

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up hat in hand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).