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 ?
The countess went up to her daughter and touched her head with the back of her hand as she was wont to do when Natasha was ill, then touched her forehead with her lips as if to feel whether she was feverish, and finally kissed her.
Her father, his thumbs in the armholes of his waistcoat and his legs far apart, looked at her in blank and speechless amazement; her mother, with more consideration but equal lack of sympathy, patted her gently on the back of her hand.
When she was alone she looked mechanically at the back of her hand which he had kissed so warmly.
She sat up on her heels again and rubbed the end of her nose with the back of her hand as if puzzled for a moment, but she ended quite positively.
Once she shook hand with him, the operator kissed back of her hand and tried to hug her before she stopped him.
Melba Fisher, 89, knows the territory like the back of her hand.
Washington coach June Doherty stood outside the locker room area and wiped her forehead with the back of her hand, opening the buttons on her blazer one at a time.
Puncture marks were found on the back of her hand, which was severely swollen, Carrier said.