heavy hand

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of heavy hand

used to say that something has been done without delicacy or with too much force
  • a cook who has a heavy hand with the salt
  • went at the task with a heavy hand

Word by Word Definitions

heavy play
  1. : having great weight

  2. : having a high specific gravity : having great weight in proportion to bulk

  3. : having or being atoms of greater than normal mass for that element

  1. : to a great or overwhelming degree : with or as if with great weight : in a heavy manner : heavily

  1. : heavyweight

  2. : a theatrical role of a dignified or somber character

  3. : a character in a story or play who opposes the hero : villain

hand play
  1. : the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ : the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

  2. : the forelimb segment (such 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

  3. : a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. : with the hands rather than by machine

  1. : to touch or manage with the hands

  2. : furl

  3. : to lead, guide, or assist with the hand


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