not do a hand's turn

not do a hand's turn

To do no amount of work. You haven't done a hand's turn since you moved in, so it's your job to clean the whole house this weekend! We won't do a hand's turn until we're given a pay raise.
See also: not, turn

not do a hand’s ˈturn

(old-fashioned) do no work: She hasn’t done a hand’s turn all week.
See also: not, turn