dab hand


Definition of dab hand

chiefly British
: expert

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Examples of dab hand in a Sentence

He's a dab hand at cooking. She's a dab hand in the kitchen. She's always been a dab hand with a paint brush.
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The returning characters include Lucius Best/Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) and steely, brilliant Edna Mode (voiced by director Bird), who turns out to be a dab hand at babysitting the literal fireball Jack-Jack. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Incredibles 2' review: Piling on the action in a 14-years-later sequel," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of dab hand

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dab hand

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English Language Learners Definition of dab hand

British, informal : a person who is very good at doing something

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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