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 ?
Maybe I have," Tom said, wiping his mouth reminiscently with the back of his hand.
said Mr Lenville, looking round him, and drawing the back of his hand across his eyes.
Upon my word, Liz,' drawing the back of his hand across them, 'I mean to be a good brother to you, and to prove that I know what I owe you.
Then wiping his mouth with the back of his hand, he said:
My sister catching him in the act, he drew the back of his hand across his nose with his usual conciliatory air on such occasions, and looked at her.
No, Joseph," said my sister, still in a reproachful manner, while Joe apologetically drew the back of his hand across and across his nose, "you do not yet - though you may not think it - know the case.
He sighed, wiped his lips with the back of his hand, and proceeded.
The veins stood out upon his forehead and upon the back of his hands, his teeth gleamed underneath his coarse, white moustache.
If I don't come home with at least a few cuts and scrapes, then Chris thinks I'm not working hard enough,'' he said, wiping a fresh wound on the back of his hand.
The blade sliced a deep, 3-inch gash across the back of his hand.
At 24 years old and just a third of his life spent in Sao Paulo, Arcanjo knows the sprawling metropolis like the back of his hand.
Chairman Urban Casavant stated "I asked Wesley to join the team since he knows the claims like the back of his hand.
In a perfect world, El Camino Real of Woodland Hills boys' basketball standout Rai Colston would be entering his senior year as familiar with the Conquistadors' offense as he is the back of his hand.
The guy knows this desert like the back of his hand,'' said a man who lives in the sparsely populated area and asked not to be identified.
Horry said he can't spread his fingers all the way apart, and there's some swelling on the back of his hand.