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old hand

noun

Simple Definition of old hand

  • : a person who has a lot of experience doing something

Full Definition of old hand

  1. :  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>



Circa 1785

First Known Use of old hand

circa 1785


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