old hand


Definition of old hand

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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 Perspective is one of the few advantages afforded an old hand. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 13 June 2021 Imagine a young woman, free of makeup, a curtain of black hair, barefoot even in the Massachusetts winter, burnishing 200-year-old ballads in a crammed Cambridge coffeehouse, picking like an old hand at her acoustic guitar. Washington Post, 12 May 2021 Zeke, a junior, plays the role of the old hand and older brother to the precocious Luke, a freshman. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2021 Yawd Serk is an old hand at confronting military rulers. Ivan Watson, CNN, 6 Apr. 2021 Mike Holzgang, a real estate broker with more than 25 years of experience, is an old hand at the downtown tour. oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2021 Fittingly, old hand Patty Mills did his part to drive home Popovich’s point about defense. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Mar. 2021 Deschutes Brewery is considered an old hand in the craft brew market, established in 1988. Michael Kohn, oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2021 Burns, an old hand with decades of experience as a senior diplomat, was lauded in introductory remarks by former Republican Secretary of State James Baker and Democratic former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of old hand

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of old hand was in 1764

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21 Jun 2021

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“Old hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20hand. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of old hand

: a person who has a lot of experience doing something


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