ask (someone) for (one's) hand

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ask (someone) for (one's) hand

To request permission to marry someone, as from their father or family. Please tell me that you asked my father for my hand before you proposed to me.
See also: ask, hand

ask for/win somebody’s hand

(old-fashioned) ask for/get permission to marry somebody: ‘Did John ask your father for your hand?’ ‘No. Nobody does that any more, do they?’
See also: ask, hand, win
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It was Simon he asked for her hand in marriage - "he's more like her dad" - and the moment is re-enacted in the film with Simon playing a Dr No-type character.
Five years ago the two got married on the same night Mohammad asked for her hand.
But the half-Italian brunette was shocked when Kaste went down on one knee in the middle of Central Park and asked for her hand in marriage.
According to them, the accused had asked for her hand a few months back, but they refused.
Deleasa showed off her 75,000 dollars diamond ring in the party, which Kevin gave her when he asked for her hand.
Her father Tony Williams, of Llantrisant, South Wales, had visited his daughter at Easter when Mr Jamjaksu asked for her hand in marriage, and last spoke to her two days before the accident.
After a brief, secret courtship, he asked for her hand in marriage.
It is being believed that the 28-year-old hotel heiress was less than impressed when her beau got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage, reports The China Daily.
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri has revealed that she intends on getting married to a Tunisian businessman, whom she had met a while back and who had asked for her hand in marriage.