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hand over hand

Moving the hands so that one passes over the other in succession, often in order to pull someone or something. Use the rope to pull yourself up! Hand over hand, that's it!
See also: hand, over
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hand over hand

Fig. [moving] one hand after the other (again and again). Sally pulled in the rope hand over hand. The man climbed up the rope hand over hand.
See also: hand, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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