from hand to hand


from hand to hand
from one person to another and another

The plate of food went from hand to hand until finally it was all finished.


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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 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./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • (from) hand to mouth — satisfying only one s immediate needs because of lack of money. → hand …   English new terms dictionary

  • from hand to mouth — ► (from) hand to mouth satisfying only one s immediate needs because of lack of money. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • from hand to mouth — See: LIVE FROM HAND TO MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms