safe pair of hands

Definition of safe pair of hands

British
:someone who can be trusted with responsibility or a job
  • The next leader of the party should be a safe pair of hands.

Word by Word Definitions

safe play
  1. : free from harm or risk : unhurt

  2. : secure from threat of danger, harm, or loss

  3. : successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out

  1. : a place or receptacle to keep articles (such as valuables) safe

  2. : condom

pair play
  1. : two corresponding things designed for use together

  2. : two corresponding bodily parts or members

  3. : something made up of two corresponding pieces

  1. : to make a pair of

  2. : to cause to be a member of a pair

  3. : to arrange a voting pair between

hand play hands
  1. : the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ : the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

  2. : the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

  3. : a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. : with the hands rather than by machine

  1. : to touch or manage with the hands

  2. : furl

  3. : to lead, guide, or assist with the hand


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