old hand


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 on the Web This coming year will bring a slew of new mysteries from old hands. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Discussions around the leading voices of the AI zeitgeist have not often included the old hands of computing like IBM, Intel, Sony Group, or Dell. Ben Weiss, Fortune, 5 Dec. 2023 No matter the context or occasion, salty crackers and creamy butter are a delicious duo—and that simple goodness is what gets the newcomers so excited and keeps the old hands so devoted. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 4 Nov. 2023 After running for governor as a political outsider, Youngkin picked a Cabinet that mixed newcomers to Richmond and government with a few old hands who knew the ropes in Virginia’s divided Capitol. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 And while the conventional climate narrative has been that polluting sectors only change when outside disruptors like Elon Musk or Engine No. 1 shake things up, Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB since 2011, is an old hand in the steel world, having worked at the company for nearly two and a half decades. Time, 28 Apr. 2022 Sabrina Eaton reports Latta is an old hand. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 30 Dec. 2021 The sweet moment was captured by fans at the show, and even shows the 9-year-old hand Swift something in return. Tracey Harrington McCoy, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2023 And if that is the case, some of Washington’s old hands say, Mr. Biden and Congress could still focus on the business at hand. Peter Baker, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of old hand was in 1764

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“Old hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20hand. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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