hat in hand

adverb
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of hat in hand

: in an attitude of respectful humility
  • have to go hat in hand to apologize

Examples of hat in hand in a Sentence

  1. he was forced to apologize hat in hand for the offensive comment

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First Known Use of hat in hand

1821

in the meaning defined above

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