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slang An accumulation of fat around one's midsection. A shortening of "love handles." I need to go back to the gym and start working out again if I want to lose these handles in time for the wedding.
See also: handle
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. n. a person’s name or nickname. (Western jargon and then citizens band radio.) My handle is Goober. You can call me Goob.
2. n. a way of dealing with something; a grasp of a problem. As soon as I get a handle on this Wilson matter, I’ll give you a buzz.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. To conduct oneself in a specified manner: handled herself well in the interview.
2. To be able to defend oneself or fend for oneself: Don't worry about me. I can handle myself.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a handle on
- a handle to (one's) name
- fly off the handle
- fly off the handle, to
- get a fix on
- get a handle on
- get a handle on (something)
- get a handle on something
- get a handle on something, to
- get/have a handle on somebody/something
- go off the handle
- handle (someone or something) with gloves
- handle (someone or something) with kid gloves
- handle (someone or something) without gloves
- handle on
- handle someone or something with kid gloves
- handle to (one's) name
- handle to one's name
- handle with gloves
- handle with kid gloves
- handle, treat, etc. somebody with kid gloves
- have a handle on (something)
- it's raining pitchforks (and hammer handles)
- kid gloves, to handle/treat with
- love handles
- too hot to handle
- treat (someone or something) with kid gloves
- treat someone with kid gloves