At the hands of one - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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at the hands of
Due to the actions of. At least her first loss came at the hands of a very formidable opponent.
at the hands of someone or
at someone's hands
COMMON If someone experiences a particular kind of treatment, especially unpleasant treatment, at the hands of a person or organization or at someone's hands, they receive it from them. After their 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Vitesse Arnhem, United may find morale a problem. She spoke of the humiliation she endured at the hands of the police.
at the hands of somebody,
at somebody’s ˈhands (written) if you experience something at the hands of somebody, they are the cause of it: So far hundreds of innocent civilians have died at the hands of the terrorists.
References in periodicals archive
Bonhoeffer was executed on April 9, 1945, in the closing days of the Second World War in Europe, at the hands of one
of Hitler's special commandos in the Flossenbuerg concentration camp.
Somehow, by accident, Renee Mullins met her death at the hands of one
of two people.
Emiliano a la carte fine dining restaurant is at the hands of one
of the area's leading chefs serving Mexican and international cuisine.