heavy hand

Definition of heavy hand

  1. —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

heavyplay
  1. :  having great weight

    :  characterized by mass or weight

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

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

  1. :  heavyweight

    :  a theatrical role of a dignified or somber character

    :  an actor playing such a role

handplay
  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

    :  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: such 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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