have (one's) hand out(redirected from have hand out)
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have (one's) hand out
To be in request, demand, or expectation of benefits, such as welfare, especially when undeserved or unneeded. You have to get a job and contribute to society. You can't just have your hand out and expect the government to provide for you all the time!
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