a hand for (someone or something)(redirected from a hand for one)
a hand for (someone or something)
1. Applause for someone or something. Let's have a hand for our fine opening act, The Dancing Dillard Sisters! Wonderful job, Jenn. Can we have a hand for Jenn, everyone? All of you parents should get a hand for how well you've raised your kids. It's been a long time since we've had such a talented, ambitious group of graduates.
2. Proficiency in some area or pursuit. I don't have a hand for assembling those delicate figurines—I'm just too clumsy. Edward really has a hand for painting, so he will do the portrait for us. I learned how to knit from my grandmother—she had a hand for knitting, crocheting, all that stuff.
3. A player in a card game. A: "We don't have enough players at the moment." B: "Right, we need a third hand for this game." Well, I'd be happy to join you guys if you need a hand for this round. I know you guys need a hand for this game, but I don't have any money left to bet! Thanks a lot, by the way.
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