at the hand of


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Related to at the hand of: hands down, reject out of hand, have a hand in, have the upper hand, get a hand on

at the hand of

Also, at the hands of. Performed by or at the agency of, as in The slaves suffered greatly at the hands of their new masters. This idiom was first recorded about 1035. Also see at hand.
See also: hand, of