Originally referred to a decorative addition to a sleeve; came to refer to a restraining device.
To bring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.
Describes someone who is dealing fairly and impartially.
Describes someone showing no regard for the rights, concerns, or feelings of others: arbitrary, overbearing.
Can be a pitch, performed with the arm moving above the shoulder.
Can refer to a type of a pitch with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; Marked by or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky.
Originally meant 'weary' or 'clumsy'; Graceless or Tactless.
To have the freedom to do as one sees fit.
To dismiss without thought or study.
A child's game; one child guesses in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent item if wrong.
To select personally and with care.
What Truman said he wanted; His advisors typically gave him contradictory advice, always saying, 'On the one hand...' and 'On the other hand...'
To attempt to cater to every need or desire of someone else.
Praise that is not really meant as praise; 'You are brighter than you look.'
To have a close association with.
Originally meant 'Easy to handle.'
A 14th century game Involved passing money by hand into a cap held by an umpire; Modern betting or golfing term is derived from this word.
Latin for 'Hand.'
Literally means a fetter for the hand; Derived from Latin for 'little hand.'
Work with one's hands (in a skillful manner); Originally referred to military movements.
Literally 'the care of the hands.'
As a noun it originally referred to a service book used by a priest; Eventually came to refer to any concise handbook.
Derived from Latin for 'hand' and 'a working.'
Document or book written by hand.
Means 'To remove one's hands from.'
It is worth two in the bush.
It rules the world.
They are the devil's workshop, or tools.
Meant caught with blood on one's hand.
Refers to a jockey who has a comfortable lead and doesn't need to lift his hands to prod a horse.
Seafaring term, referring to the movement necessary to rapidly ascend into the rigging of a ship.
Comes from Pontius Pilates exclamation about Jesus.
Contrary to popular lore, does not derive from the thickness of a stick a husband was allowed to use to beat his wife; Comes from woodworkers who used to use the length of the thumb from the knuckle to the tip to measure.
Someone who radiates the illusion of possessing magical powers through skill with his quick hands.