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an old hand

One who has experience doing a particular task. If you have any questions, ask Andrea—she's done this job before and is an old hand at filing. I've been a bus driver for seven years, so I'm an old hand at this.
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old hand (at doing something)

someone who is experienced at doing something. The maid was an old hand at polishing silver. Bob is an old hand at training dogs.
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old hand

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WERE you the member of the public who inadvertently sparked the scare by handing in the old hand grenade?
One old hand suggests hiring the child, but not paying the child for more than a couple of hours a day on a school day, or more than four or five hours on a non-school day; let the child keep his or her earned money; and never use an underage child's own money to pay for his Roth IRA.
The 49-year-old Herrera is an old hand when it comes to representing Mexico's states in Houston, rubbing elbows with government officials, wheeling and dealing with local businessmen and leading trade missions to her states.
One old hand said that if it was true that sixty thousand Froggies had broken through it would be the bloody last that we would hear of them, as Old Jerrie had simply let them through, closed the gap up and roped them all in.
Smart hurdler Coneygree, a halfbrother to 2011 Hennessy Gold Cup winner Carruthers, jumped like an old hand to lift the Grade 2 novice chase won in the past by Gold Cup winners Bobs Worth and Denman in which the 11-10 shot Saphir Du Rheu unshipped Sam Twiston-Davies at the seventh.
Already an old hand on the Flat, over hurdles and fences, the Milton Harris-trained eight-year-old showed an aptitude for this rarest of equine sports.
AN old hand at meeting queens, Prince Charles this week paid a trip to Llanddewi Brefi, the tiny Welsh village made famous by the Little Britain character Daffyd 'I'm the only gay in this village' Thomas.
Missing teenage top-string Alistair Mutch and old hand Rick Popplewell, Deeside were locked on 1-1 as the Prestatyn visitors levelled through Gareth Harrison-Jones after Deeside's Jonathan Hunter had toppled experienced former county regular Steve Daborn in straight games.
Evans is an old hand at the Brits - he hosted the music event in 1995 and 1996.
GERRY O' HARA is an old hand at match fishing and still sneaks a few wins each season, his latest with a 56lb 6oz catch at Mescar Lake.
Later in the War it was very nearly impossible for old hands who were sick to get sent to hospital, and during the time that Dr Dunn was with the Battalion and we were out of action, whenever an old hand went sick he would doctor him himself and do his utmost to keep the man in the Battalion.