from\ hand\ to\ hand

adv. phr.
From one person to another and another.

The box of candy was passed from hand to hand.

Jane brought her engagement ring, and it passed from hand to hand until all the girls had admired it.


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  • From hand to hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • From Hand to Mouth — Infobox Film name = From Hand to Mouth image size = caption = director = Alfred J. Goulding Hal Roach producer = Hal Roach writer = Harold Lloyd (uncredited) H.M. Walker narrator = starring = Harold Lloyd music = cinematography = editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • from hand to hand — phrasal : from possession by one person to that of another : through successive possession by a number of people a bauble of little worth that went from hand to hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • from hand to mouth — phrasal : with provision sufficient only for present needs : precariously always poor and living from hand to mouth vagrants who live happily from hand to mouth Brooks Atkinson …   Useful english dictionary

  • To live from hand to mouth — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • live from hand to mouth — phrase to have just enough money or food to stay alive Thesaurus: to have just enough moneysynonym Main entry: live …   Useful english dictionary

  • live (from) hand to mouth — live (from) ˌhand to ˈmouth idiom to spend all the money you earn on basic needs such as food without being able to save any money Main entry: ↑liveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hand — (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand bag — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand basket — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand bell — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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