make a good fist of

Definition of make a good fist of

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

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

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

  2. : brand

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

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

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

  2. : the hand closed as in grasping : clutch

  3. : index

  1. : to grip with the fist : handle

  2. : to clench into a fist


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