have one pair of hands

idiom

Definition of have one pair of hands

used to stress that one person can only do so muchI can't do everything at once—I only have one pair of hands.

Learn More about have one pair of hands

Statistics for have one pair of hands

Cite this Entry

“Have one pair of hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20one%20pair%20of%20hands. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

Comments on have one pair of hands

What made you want to look up have one pair of hands? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!