a hand like a foot

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a hand like a foot

1. Poor or illegible handwriting. How am I supposed to read this when it's in a hand like a foot? I can't understand these notes at all, you've got a hand like a foot! A: "What the heck does this letter from Jon say?" B: "Who knows? The kid's always had a hand like a foot."
2. A poor or undesirable hand of cards. I decided to fold because I had a hand like a foot. Great, another hand like a foot. I'll never win my money back at this rate! Hey, someone else deal the cards this time—every hand so far has been a hand like a foot.
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