make a good fist of

Definition of make a good fist of

British, informal

  1. :  to do (something) well Despite her inexperience, she made a remarkably good fist of chairing the meeting.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

goodplay
  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

fistplay
  1. :  the hand clenched with the fingers doubled into the palm and the thumb doubled inward across the fingers

    :  the hand closed as in grasping :  clutch

    :  index

  1. :  to grip with the fist :  handle

    :  to clench into a fist


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