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play the hand one is dealtTo use the resources which one actually has available; to operate realistically, within the limits of one's circumstances.Rate it:

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he who smelt it dealt it(colloquial, originally) A person who calls attention to or complains about a fart is likely trying to pretend it wasn't his or her own.(colloquial, by extension) Used to suggest that a person calling attention to or complaining about a given problem may in fact be the source of the problem.Rate it:

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hand in handHolding or clasping hands.Rate it:

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hand in handNaturally, ordinarily or predictably together; commonly having a correlation or relationship.Rate it:

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go hand in handOf two people, to hold hands.Rate it:

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go hand in handOf two things, to be closely related or to go together well; see hand in hand.Rate it:

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hand over handby passing the hands alternately one before or above the other, especially with ropeRate it:

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hand over handrapidlyRate it:

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the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the worldAlternative form of the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.Rate it:

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the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doingTwo parts of an organization are unaware of each other's activities.Rate it:

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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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with one's dick in one's handIn a state of being unprepared, powerless, or idle.Rate it:

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back of one's handA slap.Rate it:

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back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:

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bite the hand that feeds oneTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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catch someone with one's hand in the cookie jarTo catch someone taking something that he or she is not entitled to.Rate it:

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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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count on one handThe seeming low number of occasions when this particular problem was not automatically resolved.Rate it:

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fill one's handTo draw one's handgun, especially for an armed confrontation.Rate it:

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hand in one's dinner pailTo die.Rate it:

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have one's hand in the tillTo embezzle, to steal from one's place of business.Rate it:

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have one's hand outTo be requesting benefits, especially if not entitled to them.Rate it:

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know like the back of one's handTo be intimately knowledgeable about something, especially a place.Rate it:

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make one's handTo gain advantage or profit.Rate it:

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on the one handfrom one point of viewRate it:

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raise one's handTo dare to question.Rate it:

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raise one's handTo volunteer.Rate it:

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tip one's handIn card playing, to accidentally reveal one's cards or hand.Rate it:

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tip one's handTo inadvertently reveal any secret, particularly a secret that puts one at an advantage or disadvantage.Rate it:

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try one's handTo attempt a skill, craft, or trade.Rate it:

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with one's hand in the cookie jarWhile committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.Rate it:

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play one's cards rightTo act sensibly; to make the right moves.Rate it:

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dab handexpertRate it:

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talk to the handUsed usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.Rate it:

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the upper handAn advantage or lead.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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hand inTo give something to a responsible person.Rate it:

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free handfree reinRate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the BushIt is better to remain satisfied with what you have earned or you have got, rather than craving for what is out of reach or difficult to get hold ofRate it:

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force someone's handBring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.Rate it:

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hand offTo pass or transfer something to someone.Rate it:

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by handManually; without the use of automation or machines.Rate it:

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eat out of someone's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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hand overTo relinquish control or possession of something to someone.Rate it:

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hat in handWith humility; in an apologetic or self-effacing fashion.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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