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dishpan handsHands which are rough, reddish, and dry, as from irritation and chafing caused by immersion in hot water mixed with detergent.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-heartedRate it:

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cold hands, warm heart; dirty feet, no sweetheart!A few old timer's "fun" way to compliment a lady & to find out if she could be courted.Rate it:

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all hands on deck!Nautical call for all ships crew to come topside and man their usual station. Work challenge or approaching gale threatens safety of crew and vessel.Rate it:

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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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extra pair of handsThe assistance of another person.Rate it:

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from my cold, dead handsA statement that something will not be taken away from you until the day you die.Rate it:

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get one's hands dirtyto get involved with the unpleasant parts, or the lowest levels, of a task.Rate it:

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get one's hands onTo get; to obtain; to secure.Rate it:

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hands downWithout much effort; easily.Rate it:

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hands downWithout question[2].Rate it:

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hands upPut your hands up (if you wish to participate).Rate it:

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hands upSurrender (by raising your hands)!Rate it:

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have one's hands fullTo be busy or thoroughly preoccupied.Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's workshopOne who is idle will likely come to do evil.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's workshopAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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lay hands onTo find, obtain or procure.Rate it:

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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.Rate it:

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on one's handsBeing one's liability or responsibility; with which one is lumbered.Rate it:

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put one's hands togetherTo clap; to applaud.Rate it:

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put your hands togetherClap; applaud.Rate it:

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putty in someone's handsOne who is readily manipulated or controlled by another person.Rate it:

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shake hands with the unemployedTo urinate.Rate it:

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shake hands with the unemployedTo masturbate.Rate it:

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sit on one's handsOr situation.Rate it:

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take matters into one's own handsTo deal with a problem alone, because others responsible have failed to deal with it.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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tie someone's handsTo render one powerless to act, to thwart someone.Rate it:

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wash one's handsto wash one's hands ofRate it:

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wash one's handsto go to the toiletRate it:

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wash one's hands ofTo absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for.Rate it:

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with both handsWillingly; readily.Rate it:

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with both handsUsed other than as an idiom: see with, both, hands.Rate it:

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with one's bare handsbarehandedlyRate it:

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hand in handHolding or clasping hands.Rate it:

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throw upTo display a gang sign using the hands.Rate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate it:

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assume the positionTo turn away, with your hands in a visible and unmovable position so that you can be searchedRate it:

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at the coal faceTo be directly engaged in the operations of a business, rather than in a hands-off, managerial position.Rate it:

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avast there!Attention all hands!Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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brush downUsed other than as an idiom: see brush, down. To remove something with a brush, or ones hands using a downward brushing motion.Rate it:

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dexterousSkilful and competent with the handsRate it:

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field dayTop-to-bottom all-hands cleaning.Rate it:

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

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go upstairsTo request a decision by the third umpire (traditionally by making a sign of a TV set with the hands)Rate it:

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