back of (one's) hand

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back of (one's) hand

A display of rejection, disdain, or contempt (for a person or thing). She met their accusations with the back of her hand. I give the back of my hand to anyone who says I'm not a good parent.
See also: back, hand, of
References in classic literature ?
When she was alone she looked mechanically at the back of her hand which he had kissed so warmly.
She held out one on the back of her hand for Helen to look at.
Her father, his thumbs in the armholes of his waistcoat and his legs far apart, looked at her in blank and speechless amazement; her mother, with more consideration but equal lack of sympathy, patted her gently on the back of her hand.
Melba Fisher, 89, knows the territory like the back of her hand.
Washington coach June Doherty stood outside the locker room area and wiped her forehead with the back of her hand, opening the buttons on her blazer one at a time.
Puncture marks were found on the back of her hand, which was severely swollen, Carrier said.