old hand

noun
Updated on: 28 Mar 2018

Examples of old hand in a Sentence

  1. He's an old hand at working on cars.

  2. with 25 years on the job, Vinnie was the old hand everyone went to with their problems

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Definition of old hand for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has a lot of experience doing something



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