Examples of old hand in a Sentence
He's an old hand at working on cars.
with 25 years on the job, Vinnie was the old hand everyone went to with their problems
Recent Examples of old hand from the Web
The Hatfield case was handled at its outset by an old hand from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation named Tommy Merritt and Troy Silva, a young detective from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office who had never before investigated a murder.
The strength of the rally makes many old hands nervous.
The problem, Almstadt argued, is that English soccer’s establishment — the old hands, longstanding coaches, influential former players and a hostile news media — is inherently resistant to new ideas.
To old hands of America's biggest tax policy battles, the Republicans' accelerated timeline appears virtually impossible.
Some of the older hands here remember seeing him in Vietnam at the time of the Indochina War.
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old hand Synonyms
Synonymsdoyen, veteran, old-timer, stager, vet, warhorse
Antonymsbeginner, colt, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, novice, recruit, rookie, tenderfoot, tyro
Related Wordsdoyenne; adept, dab hand [chiefly British], expert, guru, hand, master, maven (also mavin), past master, pro, professional
Near Antonymsapprentice, cub; boot, novitiate; amateur, dilettante; learner, student, trainee; candidate, entrant, probationer
OLD HAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of old hand for English Language Learners
: a person who has a lot of experience doing something
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