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 ?
He had no more expression than the back of my hand.
And when, Trot,' said my aunt, patting the back of my hand, as we sat in our old way before the fire, 'when are you going over to Canterbury?
Terence, who is training at Wavertree's new Olympic pool, told the ECHO: "I know the water there like the back of my hand but we are taking full precautions and will be accompanied by a crew"
But I know that famous photo like the back of my hand.
I know my back like the back of my hand,'' said McGwire, who missed playing time several years ago with lower-back pain.
Yet I could neither gag nor vomit, nor could I wipe my mouth with the back of my hand.
I always apply a drop of the tanning liquid to the back of one hand, then rub the back of my hands together, making sure I cover the backs of both hands evenly.