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
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Then wiping his mouth with the back of his hand, he said:
He sighed, wiped his lips with the back of his hand, and proceeded.
The cane," he resumed, wiping his prodigious mat of face hair with the back of his hand.
The veins stood out upon his forehead and upon the back of his hands, his teeth gleamed underneath his coarse, white moustache.
If I don't come home with at least a few cuts and scrapes, then Chris thinks I'm not working hard enough,'' he said, wiping a fresh wound on the back of his hand.
The blade sliced a deep, 3-inch gash across the back of his hand.
At 24 years old and just a third of his life spent in Sao Paulo, Arcanjo knows the sprawling metropolis like the back of his hand.
Chairman Urban Casavant stated "I asked Wesley to join the team since he knows the claims like the back of his hand.
In a perfect world, El Camino Real of Woodland Hills boys' basketball standout Rai Colston would be entering his senior year as familiar with the Conquistadors' offense as he is the back of his hand.
The guy knows this desert like the back of his hand,'' said a man who lives in the sparsely populated area and asked not to be identified.
Horry said he can't spread his fingers all the way apart, and there's some swelling on the back of his hand.
However, periodic pain in Grudzielanek's right hand probably will bother him the remainder of the season and the Dodgers second baseman said he will undergo surgery in the offseason to close a leaking capsule that is causing fluid build-up on the back of his hand.
He had two fluid-filled sacks on the back of his hand drained last month, but the problem is cropping up again.