turn hand to

turn one's hand to something

to begin to or to be able to do something. I would like to turn my hand to Chinese cooking. He gave up accounting and turned his hand to writing poetry.
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turn your hand to something

to begin working on something After finishing the book, he couldn't wait to turn his hand to building his sailboat.
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turn your hand to something

if you say that someone could turn their hand to an activity or skill, you mean they could do it well although they have no experience of it I'm sure you could turn your hand to a bit of writing if you wanted. Stella's very talented. She could turn her hand to anything.
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