lay a hand on

idiom

: to touch or harm (someone)
He claims that he never laid a hand on her.

Examples of lay a hand on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Taylor put on his signature burst, turning the corner before Cross could lay a hand on him. The Indianapolis Star, 27 July 2022 Stricker had made a point earlier of having all dozen players gather and lay a hand on the small gold trophy. Jim Litke, ajc, 27 Sep. 2021 The Seattle Seahawks didn’t lay a hand on Arizona Cardinals' quarterback Kyler Murray when the two teams met in Week 7. oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2020

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“Lay a hand on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20a%20hand%20on. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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