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hand down from (someone) to (one)

To yield or give something to a younger person, often a relative. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "down." I always have to wear the clothes that have been handed down from my older sisters to me. Grandma hopes that we will hand down her recipes from generation to generation after she passes away.
See also: down, hand, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hand something down from someone to someone

to pass something down through many generations. I hope we can make it a tradition to hand this down from generation to generation. My descendants will hand down this watch from generation to generation.
See also: down, hand, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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