a hand's turn

a hand's turn

Any amount of work. Often used in a negative construction to indicate no work at all. 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: turn
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a hand's turn

a stroke of work. informal
1982 Rodney Hall Just Relations Rich was she? A wallowing pig in jewels and wicked money she never did a hand's turn to earn for herself?
See also: turn
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