old hand


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old hand (at doing something)

someone who is experienced at doing something. The maid was an old hand at polishing silver. Bob is an old hand at training dogs.
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old hand

verb
See also: hand, old
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Graze On, making his debut at the course, shaped as if he was an old hand on the Roodee, sweeping past his field inside the final furlong.
Jumped like an old hand when coming back from a long absence and has remained in fine trim.
But it was still an old hand, Chris Summers, who stole the show however, heading home the opener in the 26th minute then adding a second 20 minutes from time.
Still, the old hand on the party circuit - who lost out to ex-Emmerdale star Emma Atkins for Best Soap Actress - was soon drowning her sorrows.
IL DUCE - has shown progressive form in bumpers for Alan King and he continued on an upward curve with a close second on his hurdling debut at Doncaster, jumping the last three flights like an old hand.
The Black Caps' skipper is a wise old hand at the captaincy game and New Zealand will be tough, but the hard-working Bristolian is equipped to cope.
You can find out how amazing they are in the UK by taking part in World Birdwatch - whether you are a first time birdwatcher or an old hand, there is something for everyone.
A BOMB disposal team rushed to a derelict shed after an old hand grenade was found yesterday.
Pat (above) is an old hand at winning Evening Telegraph competitions, having entered her first contest back in the late 1970s and bagging a bottle of wine.
Intelligent tension-filled thriller, boasting good performances from its cast especially old hand Morgan Freeman.
Unfortunately for 5ft 10in Katie, who is regaining her figure after giving birth, Posh is a size four and an old hand at posing for the paparazzi.
One definite member of the first XI is Tottenham's Simon Davies, who goes from being a fresh-faced new boy to a Wales old hand.
The catwalk queen is an old hand when it comes to fashion - but is still a novice behind the wheel.
com, businesses and others, whether new to the web or old hand, will benefit from knowing what is actually happening on the net.
Club secretary Jo Powers said: "Whether you are a new gardener or an old hand, the club will be of interest.