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on one's hands

Definition of on one's hands

  1. —used to say that one has something or is responsible for something <With all that extra work on her hands she'll need all the help she can get.> <Once this project is over she should have some (extra) time on her hands.>



Word by Word Definitions

handplay hands
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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