old hand


old hand

noun

: a person who has a lot of experience doing something

Full Definition of OLD HAND

:  hand 10e

Examples of OLD HAND

  1. He's an old hand at working on cars.
  2. <with 25 years on the job, Vinnie was the old hand everyone went to with their problems>

First Known Use of OLD HAND

circa 1785

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