a great hand at (something)

a great hand at (something)

obsolete Very adept or skilled at something. I trust that Lady Mary will throw a lavish ball—she is a great hand at hosting. I'm no great hand at chess, sir, so I decline your challenge. Edward will paint the portrait for us—he's a great hand at painting, you know.
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